The first time I noticed it.
This is from the same image as the structure below
This is what I was looking at.
The same image is lightened below
In the top part of the shadow of the “roof” is a grey shape that seems to be flying past.
Below is the whole image smaller size and I have altered the levels of light. The bird shape is in the middle at the far left side.
The original image is at http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=NRB_539621172EDR_F0603162NCAM00259M_&s=1601
It’s also visible in this image from the other NAVCAM http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=NLB_539621172EDR_F0603162NCAM00259M_&s=1601
I was really surprised so looked around the other images and found this:
This is lightened again. I think I can see the pale outline of a wing. The body position is different from the first one.
Here they are side by side
This short silent video is a forensic exploration of the second of these bird images:
Here’s where it begins to get strange.
The second bird is from this image, lightened here and smaller size. it was taken a couple of minutes later. I have drawn a ring around the bird:
The source for this is at this link: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=NRB_539621234EDR_F0603162NCAM00260M_&s=1601
On another NAVCAM-Left image bird one is visible, standing on the white square thing:
It’s in the right-centre of this image, also smaller size and lightened: the link is here http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=NLB_539621148EDR_F0603162NCAM00259M_&s=1601
Let’s compare the three images:
The last one has been enlarged a bit more than the others. I think it has moved a little.
It isn’t there in this one:
All three birds were in the distance. The clearest image after applying levels was the second one shown here in the RAW original levels of light and dark http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/proj/msl/redops/ods/surface/sol/01601/opgs/edr/ncam/NRB_539621234EDR_F0603162NCAM00260M_.JPG
It is standing on a log shape. http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/proj/msl/redops/ods/surface/sol/01601/opgs/edr/ncam/NRB_539621234EDR_F0603162NCAM00260M_.JPG
Then I found this in another image:
This is from http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=NRB_539621588EDR_F0603162NCAM00653M_&s=1601
“This image was taken by Navcam: Right B (NAV_RIGHT_B) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1601 (2017-02-06 03:17:36 UTC).”
There is another image taken at exactly the same time – “This image was taken by Navcam: Left B (NAV_LEFT_B) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1601 (2017-02-06 03:17:36 UTC)”
Actual size enlarged
I looked at this and wondered if the missing blacked out part of the other image had something like a bird in it, and if so could this obscure image have any clues?
I have lightened it by levels and drawn where I saw the outlines of the image:
I have demonstrated how I did this – without it being an imaginary concoction, and shown some of my exploration in this video below which is about 15 minutes or so
All these images are
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Links found to all the RAW images used in this post from sol 1601 at this link: