Could RockMelt be to Facebook what Firefox Has Been for Google?

Rumors are flying that a new browser designed heavily around Facebook Connect called RockMelt is under development, with Netscape founder and Facebook board member Marc Andreessen behind the all-star team of engineers and developers. ReadWriteWeb is also reporting that the team currently handling the venture is made up of members of Andreessen’s former company, Opsware, and it’s new owner, HP, with potential involvement from current Facebook employees. However, one of the Facebook employees mentioned, Joe Hewitt, says he wasn’t aware of the project before yesterday.