Providing this early as once again this news is on mainstream media! CNN, etc. The answer is surprising, even to me, but born out by adjusting the hue on the images. This is NOT a "rock"! Here's the Q&A accepted this week, early.
This little rock mystery may be small but it's beginning to look like part of the big picture. Is it another addition to the public education or evolution of consciousness that we are not alone?
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Mystery rock spotted on Mars. In recent weeks, Opportunity took photos of the same spot on Mars, 12 days apart. The rover's panoramic camera showed only barren bedrock on mission day 3528 (in Mars time), but on day 3540, a photo of the same scene revealed the mysterious, doughnut-shaped rock.
What better proof of life on Mars than to find the surface mysteriously disrupted. Clearly the wind did not toss what appears to be a rock about, nor did an earthquake disrupt the terrain, as the gravel in view is undisturbed. Life on Mars, both past and present, has been presented by the rovers and documented in Nancy’s newsletters. The Annunaki’s past there in a stick of wood,
an Annunaki’s child’s toys,
gold dust on sleuth paths,
and sheep or goat skulls.
The Annunaki brought grain from Earth, and with it mice
who live there still, and desert hawks
to control the rodent population, who likewise live there still.
Life on Mars, as we have stated, never evolved beyond the level of moss and bugs, though transplants include the mice and hawks and an occasional desert bush or scrub tree. Mice make their nests in whatever material is handy, and on the surface of Mars, their diet is the worms and insects that abound there near the surface, but nesting material is perforce the moss and lichens that likewise can live in the dim sunlight and water in the fog, the morning dew. This mystery rock is a mouse nest, dropped from on high by a hawk, in the manner birds use to break open clams or to kill their prey. Note the hue of the nest is similar to the hue of lichen on rock in the image, but is NOT similar to the hue of the rocks there.