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Strange object found on Mars[Warning:Large Images]
CNews ^ | 22 Dec 2007 | CNews

Posted on 12/14/2007 12:16:32 PM PST by BGHater

Alexander Novgorodov, the reader of the portal R&D.CNews from Moscow Region, has pointed to an object of unusual morphology found on Mars images made by the spacecraft Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

On the images taken from the orbit an unusual mountain formation is depicted, which seems to have resulted from weathering (erosion) and is located amid the frozen ocean. The given formation drop-like shape (in section), its evidently erosion origin and the unusual structure at the base, which might be conventionally called a 'door' for its physical resemblance, are of interest.

The object unusual form and the presence of a 'door' do not mean the mountain formation is of artificial origin. The mentioned peculiarities are of primary interest because of their morphology.

The other images sent by our reader depict another formation of unusual shape resembling a pyramid with a regular polygon at the base.


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: images; mars; nasa; object; space
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CNews article date is a typo. Anyway, these photos like these are always a great thread.

Unusual mountain formation on Mars. NASA image

Unusual mountain formation on Mars. NASA image

The door-like structure at the base of the mountain formation. NASA image

An object resembling a pyramid with a regular polygon at the base. NASA image

An object resembling a pyramid with a regular polygon at the base. NASA image

Could be a shadow.

BTW, this is the Arabia Terra of Mars.

http://hirise-pds.lpl.arizona.edu/PDS/EXTRAS/RDR/PSP/ORB_002000_002099/PSP_002047_1890/PSP_002047_1890_RED.abrowse.jpg

Original photo. Follow the 'D' down from the top[From word RED], about 4/9 the way down, slightly to the right of the D.

1 posted on 12/14/2007 12:16:34 PM PST by BGHater
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To: BGHater

Looks like a nice photoshop job.


2 posted on 12/14/2007 12:17:37 PM PST by Bruinator ("It's the Media Stupid.")
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To: BGHater
Let's all look at the Martian Submarine
Martian Submarine
Martian Submarine!
3 posted on 12/14/2007 12:18:44 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: BGHater

Looks like the conning tower of a submarine surfaced in ice.


4 posted on 12/14/2007 12:19:10 PM PST by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: BGHater

Just a misplaced monolith.


5 posted on 12/14/2007 12:19:20 PM PST by js1138
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To: BGHater

New Chinese submarine surfaces on Mars


6 posted on 12/14/2007 12:19:24 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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7 posted on 12/14/2007 12:19:48 PM PST by evets (beer)
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To: BGHater
Marvin's vacation home?


8 posted on 12/14/2007 12:20:10 PM PST by stm (Fred Thompson in 08!)
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To: BGHater

That’s Dennis Kucinich’s front door.


9 posted on 12/14/2007 12:20:11 PM PST by navyguy (Some days you are the pigeon, some days you are the statue.)
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To: BGHater

That’s Mars? It looks like the fissures of Uranus.


10 posted on 12/14/2007 12:20:13 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: BGHater

Shopped


11 posted on 12/14/2007 12:20:17 PM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: P8riot

Looks like a lot of us had the same idea LOL!


12 posted on 12/14/2007 12:20:20 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: BGHater

A break in a basalt columns would cause this sort of effect.

13 posted on 12/14/2007 12:20:35 PM PST by r9etb
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To: BGHater
That’s where the Ringworld Engineers enter the maintenance shop, I read the book.
14 posted on 12/14/2007 12:20:39 PM PST by DBrow
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To: weegee

so what else do I have back there?


15 posted on 12/14/2007 12:20:54 PM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: BGHater

Can someone photoshop a smile on to this?

16 posted on 12/14/2007 12:21:14 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: BGHater
The first one, a Martian Titanic?

The one with the ‘door’; that’s where the spaceships that come to Earth at night are based.

17 posted on 12/14/2007 12:21:19 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: BGHater

I don’t know about the “strange object” detail you reference, but the jpeg image at the URL you give shows unmistakeble evidence of erosion on the outcroppings shown “below” (in the screen sense) the object. Look at (in “high res” mode) the outcroppings below the horizontal center-line of the image.


18 posted on 12/14/2007 12:21:23 PM PST by Steely Tom (Steely's First Law of the Main Stream Media: if it doesn't advance the agenda, it's not news.)
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To: BGHater

The pyramid appears to be a divot. The eye cannot discern something that goes in or out easily.

Hold a halloween mask up and look at the inside, it’ll look like a 3-D representation pointing OUT.


19 posted on 12/14/2007 12:21:37 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: BGHater

It looks like a shadow from something sticking up at the bottom....not too compelling to me.


20 posted on 12/14/2007 12:21:44 PM PST by CASchack
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To: theDentist
Let's all look at the Martian Submarine

It's obviously a martian sandworm in hibernation.
Harumph!

21 posted on 12/14/2007 12:21:53 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: P8riot

Cheney’s hiding place.


22 posted on 12/14/2007 12:21:53 PM PST by Manfred the Wonder Dawg (Test ALL things, hold to that which is True.)
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To: BGHater

That’s where the Holy Grail is, but you need to pass 3 tests to get to it.


23 posted on 12/14/2007 12:21:55 PM PST by July 4th (A vacant lot cancelled out my vote for Bush.)
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To: Bruinator

Looks like a nice photoshop job? Looks really amateurish if it is. But it came from “Moscow”, so take with a block of salt........


24 posted on 12/14/2007 12:22:12 PM PST by Red Badger ( We don't have science, but we do have consensus.......)
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To: BGHater

Ron Paul's front door?

25 posted on 12/14/2007 12:22:33 PM PST by SIDENET (Hubba Hubba...)
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To: All

oh that’s just a future base of operation for George soro’s moonbats, except we got to call them marsbats now.


26 posted on 12/14/2007 12:22:44 PM PST by Liberty2007 (I AM AWESOME , The best thing on Talk radio----Michael Savage)
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To: weegee
It looks like the fissures of Uranus.

How do you know?

27 posted on 12/14/2007 12:22:44 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: BGHater

Well, that’s stranger than a Stranger in a Strange Land...


28 posted on 12/14/2007 12:22:47 PM PST by Hegemony Cricket (You can't seriously tell me you think we need more laws, or that we don't already have too many.)
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To: BGHater

Hmmm...no door. Must not have much crime on Mars.


29 posted on 12/14/2007 12:22:59 PM PST by ZeitgeistSurfer (Irimiru Karabrao! Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cloverfield Hoboken wgah'nagl fhtagn.)
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To: BGHater
Why don't we just go straight to Ron Paul and ask him.


30 posted on 12/14/2007 12:23:15 PM PST by capt. norm (Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for.)
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To: Bruinator

Richard Hoagland will be having orgasms...


31 posted on 12/14/2007 12:23:47 PM PST by Rick.Donaldson (http://www.transasianaxis.com - Visit for lastest on DPRK/Russia/China/Etc --Fred Thompson for Prez.)
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33 posted on 12/14/2007 12:24:44 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: BGHater

It looks like a Ford Expedition. That explains the rise in temperature on Mars!


34 posted on 12/14/2007 12:25:15 PM PST by Redleg Duke ("All gave some, and some gave all!")
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To: BGHater

It’s a door alright!....hasn’t anyone seen a martian sandwich shop before?


35 posted on 12/14/2007 12:25:31 PM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BGHater

Crystal?


36 posted on 12/14/2007 12:25:43 PM PST by Jedi Master Pikachu ( What is your take on Acts 15:20 (abstaining from blood) about eating meat? Could you freepmail?)
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To: BGHater

To my eye, and with the abesnce of a three dimensional reference, the photos appear to be impact craters. The large one was from an ellipsoidal object and the perimeter is the soil cast out by the impact then wind eroded to produce the radisl lile lines.

The bad part, the really bad part, is that Mars appears to have gone to the Rats and is in the Blue Zone with no explanation of what happened to the comfortable right wing Red.


37 posted on 12/14/2007 12:25:44 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: BGHater

They found the Thresher?


38 posted on 12/14/2007 12:25:56 PM PST by rocksblues (Just enforce the law!)
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To: BGHater

If there ARE alien artifacts on Mars, they buried under tons of dust.


39 posted on 12/14/2007 12:26:00 PM PST by Fitzcarraldo
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To: Lurking in Kansas
My mistake. Uranus looks nothing like that at all. Uranus resembles a giant avocado with a pit in it...


40 posted on 12/14/2007 12:26:04 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: BGHater

We ought to send a lander right there. Why NASA doesn’t send landers to some of these arcology sites is a mystery, but maybe they do and just don’t publicize results. But, NASA isn’t the only agency anymore so if something is going on it will come out eventually.


41 posted on 12/14/2007 12:26:27 PM PST by RightWhale (anti-razors are pro-life)
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To: bert

I remember when we were represented by True Blue on the map and REDs were identified by the color Red. The media never called counties by color until they switched the mapping.


42 posted on 12/14/2007 12:27:26 PM PST by weegee (If Bill Clinton can sit in on Hillary's Cabinet Meetings then GWBush should ask to get to sit in too)
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To: weegee

“Uranus resembles a giant avocado with a pit in it...”

You should see a proctologist about that.

(I’m terribly sorry. I couldn’t resist a Uranus joke)


43 posted on 12/14/2007 12:27:39 PM PST by exile ("Get off my phone, ya big dope"- The Great One)
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To: weegee
I think you missed my joke.
44 posted on 12/14/2007 12:27:50 PM PST by Lurking in Kansas (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: BGHater

I see a sink hole, not a monolith.

The shadowing on the left side, is a determinant of that fact.

If up is north, then the sun is in the west, hence the large shadow at the bottom of the hole.

Additionally the erosion lines around the sinkhole seem to flow toward the hole indicating that area is lower than it’s surroundings.

Only after reading the article did I notice a “monolith” was implied.

I don’t think so at all.


45 posted on 12/14/2007 12:27:51 PM PST by American_Centurion (No, I don't trust the government to automatically do the right thing.)
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To: BGHater

Ron Paul headquarters?


46 posted on 12/14/2007 12:28:19 PM PST by McGruff (A "Big Time" Fred Thompson supporter!)
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To: BGHater
It's the twenty-sixth holiest site in Islam. The infidels who defiled it by taking pictures of it will die.


47 posted on 12/14/2007 12:29:06 PM PST by KarlInOhio (Government is the hired help - not the boss. When politicians forget that they must be fired.)
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To: BGHater

Wow, isn’t that strange. Will bookmark for more study later.


48 posted on 12/14/2007 12:29:09 PM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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49 posted on 12/14/2007 12:29:28 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: weegee
******It looks like the fissures of Uranus******

I was wondering when somebody would know exactly what it is.
I thought it was someone’s “anu$.”LOL LOL LOL

50 posted on 12/14/2007 12:29:56 PM PST by GOPologist (Never compromise with yourself. You're only one person.)
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