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#16    Karlis

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:14 AM

View PostNuke_em, on 12 April 2012 - 12:05 PM, said:



Here we can see how Buzz was talking about monolith on Mars...i thought he was crazy and spreading lies..

Now i read in OUR newspaper about monolith on Mars, there is no doubt that this structure is there physicaly. What is its purpose i don't know nor does anyone on this planet.

Your thoughts on this? This is no natural phenomena, the object is too properly made in design.  :wacko:


What are your thoughts on the following (highlighted in blue), as explanations?

According to Jonathon Hill, a research technician and mission planner  at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, who  processes many of the images taken during NASA's Mars missions, the object in question is no more than a roughly rectangular boulder.

   The HiRISE camera that photographed it has a resolution of  approximately 1 foot (30 centimeters) per pixel impressive considering  the 180-mile (300-kilometer) altitude from which it photographs the  Martian surface, but not quite sharp enough to capture the cragginess of  a mid-size boulder. "When your resolution is too low to fully resolve  an object, it tends to look rectangular because the pixels in the image  are squares. Any curve will look like a series of straight lines if you  reduce your resolution enough," Hill told Life's Little Mysteries.

   The location of the boulder at the bottom of a cliff near many other  boulders suggests it broke off the cliff and tumbled to its current spot  sometime in the distant past, Hill said. Such a perilous location is  itself an argument against deliberate placement by aliens:
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PS: as an afterthought, > here are some photos of natural rock formations right here on Planet Earth that could look "artificial", if photographed from satellites. B)

Edited by Karlis, 14 April 2012 - 05:29 AM.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 07:37 AM

View PostKarlis, on 14 April 2012 - 05:14 AM, said:

What are your thoughts on the following (highlighted in blue), as explanations?

     According to Jonathon Hill, a research technician and mission planner  at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, who  processes many of the images taken during NASA's Mars missions, the object in question is no more than a roughly rectangular boulder.

      The HiRISE camera that photographed it has a resolution of  approximately 1 foot (30 centimeters) per pixel impressive considering  the 180-mile (300-kilometer) altitude from which it photographs the  Martian surface, but not quite sharp enough to capture the cragginess of  a mid-size boulder. "When your resolution is too low to fully resolve  an object, it tends to look rectangular because the pixels in the image  are squares. Any curve will look like a series of straight lines if you  reduce your resolution enough," Hill told Life's Little Mysteries.

       The location of the boulder at the bottom of a cliff near many other  boulders suggests it broke off the cliff and tumbled to its current spot  sometime in the distant past, Hill said. Such a perilous location is  itself an argument against deliberate placement by aliens:
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PS: as an afterthought, > here are some photos of natural rock formations right here on Planet Earth that could look "artificial", if photographed from satellites. B)
  Ah,but was he under orders to say that from the secret squirrels on a "need to know" basis..Buzz Aldrin is a highly respected Ex Astronaut on a world wide platform,who I would tend to believe,as a man of his stature would hardly go to the length of telling untruths...I havnt seen any square boulders about, if they tumble off cliffs or whatever they tend to be roundish,and if a cliff gives way there is tons of rock all over the place,but this picture doesnt seem to show that...of course we cant get a picture of height etc looking from above..Maybe it has a plaque on it saying "Kilroy was here"..Until proven otherwise I go along with Buzz..cheers

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:46 AM

View PostKarlis, on 14 April 2012 - 05:14 AM, said:

What are your thoughts on the following (highlighted in blue), as explanations?

According to Jonathon Hill, a research technician and mission planner  at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, who  processes many of the images taken during NASA's Mars missions, the object in question is no more than a roughly rectangular boulder.

   The HiRISE camera that photographed it has a resolution of  approximately 1 foot (30 centimeters) per pixel impressive considering  the 180-mile (300-kilometer) altitude from which it photographs the  Martian surface, but not quite sharp enough to capture the cragginess of  a mid-size boulder. "When your resolution is too low to fully resolve  an object, it tends to look rectangular because the pixels in the image  are squares. Any curve will look like a series of straight lines if you  reduce your resolution enough," Hill told Life's Little Mysteries.

   The location of the boulder at the bottom of a cliff near many other  boulders suggests it broke off the cliff and tumbled to its current spot  sometime in the distant past, Hill said. Such a perilous location is  itself an argument against deliberate placement by aliens:
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PS: as an afterthought, > here are some photos of natural rock formations right here on Planet Earth that could look "artificial", if photographed from satellites. B)


Well i think it could be it, still we have no real reassuarance. Some guys guess is other guy fact... It is most likely to be just a pixel still... We would need more pictures of that area, and if possible HD pictures. I'm buying this pixel theory, since it is very possible. Thanks for your thoughts :)

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:43 PM

View PostNuke_em, on 14 April 2012 - 11:46 AM, said:

Well i think it could be it, still we have no real reassuarance. Some guys guess is other guy fact... It is most likely to be just a pixel still... We would need more pictures of that area, and if possible HD pictures. I'm buying this pixel theory, since it is very possible. Thanks for your thoughts :)
Hiya again,I am sorry I dont agree with the pixel theory, (1) because these pictures would have been taken by a very good H.D. camera, and the image shown although taken from 180 miles as quoted are of good quality given the distance (2), If pixels were to blame for the square shaped object,why ar'n't all the rocks on Mars or anywhere else "square" shaped,and some of the nearby debris isnt square..which convinces me that the pixel theory doesnt ring true..I still stick by good old Buzz..I trust that this post wont offend  as its just my way of thinking..Regards

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 05:49 PM

I enlarged the image with my computer. This does not appear to be a tall rectangular slab. On the shadowed side  of the monolith, which  should be dead black, I can see a grey area, indirectly lighted. This makes the monolith appear more like a roughly prismatic shape. The shadow itself is odd for a tall slab, too. Judging the angle of the Sun by the long side of the shadow lower down in the image, the coresponding upper edge of the shadow extends too far beyond the monolith. Something on that side, other than a rectangular edge, appears to be casting a shadow. This extended shadow appears to be associated with an extension of the low-lighted area mentioned above, which appears to reach around the side of the object. This is probably a sloping area, forming an oblique angle, rather than a vertical one.

Edited by bison, 14 April 2012 - 05:59 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2012 - 06:11 PM

View Postbison, on 14 April 2012 - 05:49 PM, said:

I enlarged the image with my computer. This does not appear to be a tall rectangular slab. On the shadowed side  of the monolith, which  should be dead black, I can see a grey area, indirectly lighted. This makes the monolith appear more like a roughly prismatic shape. The shadow itself is odd for a tall slab, too. Judging the angle of the Sun by the long side of the shadow lower down in the image, the coresponding upper edge of the shadow extends too far beyond the monolith. Something on that side, other than a rectangular edge, appears to be casting a shadow. This extended shadow appears to be associated with an extension of the low-lighted area mentioned above, which appears to reach around the side of the object. This is probably a sloping area, forming an oblique angle, rather than a vertical one.
Sounds suspiciously pyramidal ....  :unsure2:

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Posted 14 April 2012 - 10:42 PM

I believe a pyramid would cast a triangular shadow. I once became fascinated with a feature on the inside wall of the crater Tycho, on the Moon. It looked a great deal like a very regular, symmetrical hexagon, and very flat. It appeared to have four dots arranged in a square, with a common center with the hexagon. Thought I'd really found something. Unfortunately, further search eventually revealed a better, clearer image. The hexagon no longer looked so smooth and regular, nor did it look convincingly artificial.


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

I had another look at this picture,and in the bottom right corner there are 5 small rocks arranged hexagonally with 1 in the middle,??..It looks too artificial to be put there naturally...I'm intrigued !

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:01 PM

Honestly, it looks like a natural rock formation to me.

I think this topic would be better served in the astronomy sub-forum though...on second thought the "Natural World" fits even better.

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:50 PM

View PostLilly, on 15 April 2012 - 07:01 PM, said:

Honestly, it looks like a natural rock formation to me.

I think this topic would be better served in the astronomy sub-forum though...on second thought the "Natural World" fits even better.


Edited by spud the mackem, 15 April 2012 - 07:54 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 04:37 AM

Very Interesting.


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Posted 16 April 2012 - 05:37 AM

Well, I do not think it takes a genius to see all sorts of images in clouds. Likewise, any natural rock formation on any planet or moon can produce whatever ones imagination thinks it is(remember the 'face' on Mars!) Where are the SHARP and undisputable images of any alledged 'real' monolits, alien structures - or live aliens? (and even that is not proof anymore since anything can be 'created' via the computer.)


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Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

This has already  been solved http://www.huffingto..._n_1420208.html


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Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:58 AM

View Postpolitically.righteous.., on 19 April 2012 - 08:53 PM, said:

This has already  been solved http://www.huffingto..._n_1420208.html

Thanks for posting that.... never mind how much I would like it to be something cool like from the movie 2001.  :angry:






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Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:27 AM

View Postpolitically.righteous.., on 19 April 2012 - 08:53 PM, said:

This has already  been solved http://www.huffingto..._n_1420208.html
Well wonders never cease.  Something useful from the Huffington Post.  I hope it turns into a trend. :tu:





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