November 30, 2016

Ancient Combat Machete Found On The Surface Of Mars

An image taken from the panoramic camera on NASA's Opportunity Rover on Mars seems to show a short combat machete sticking out of the Martian soil.

Another interesting object close to the almost intact machete is a small disk which is half buried in the ground.


Although we only see the dark side of the blade, the characteristics of a machete handle is clearly visible as well as it is connected to the blade.


It is unclear how both objects ended up there, but we can imagine that some battle took place a long time ago.


Note: A machete is a broad blade used either as an implement like an axe, or in combat like a short sword.


Link images:

http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/gallery/all/1/p/4558/1P532825948EFFCTMHP2389R2M1.JPG
http://areo.info/mer/opportunity/4558/1P532826092EFFCTMHP2389L5M1_L2L5L5L7L7.jpg
http://www.gigapan.com/gigapans/193705

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