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Another weird object on Mars

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Interesting structure on Mars , another mystery . The object is raised since has gotten a shadow in the left hand side and capturing sun reflection on to the left. 1880 meters long and 550 wide.

Coordinates 13°19'45.38"N 115°34'14.39"W

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Mars has it's own Uluru! Super Cool!!!!

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quite symmetrical isn't it?

Consequently I am reading the following article about the mystery of methane found in the previous missions and that is no longer there...which indicated past existence of life ... what could have happen? According to the specialists methane can stay up to 300 years in the martian atmosphere. Since before was there and now is not...could be that 300 years ago there was life on Mars ?

http://www.space.com/22862-mars-methane-missing-curiosity-rover.html

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Actually, I'm pretty sure that's a depression and not a raised area. Look at how the craters around it are illuminated by the sun. They are all lit up as if the sun is shining from the west with the west of the craters in shadow and the eastern rim in bright light. For example, take a look at the crater directly north of the object. The sun is clearly shining from the west and the whole area on Google Mars is from the same image from the ESA's Mars Express orbiter.

I'm going to have a hunt for better images but I'm not having any luck at the moment.

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Actually, I'm pretty sure that's a depression and not a raised area. Look at how the craters around it are illuminated by the sun. They are all lit up as if the sun is shining from the west with the west of the craters in shadow and the eastern rim in bright light. For example, take a look at the crater directly north of the object. The sun is clearly shining from the west and the whole area on Google Mars is from the same image from the ESA's Mars Express orbiter.

I'm going to have a hunt for better images but I'm not having any luck at the moment.

Like a sunken/broken Lava Tube?

I can see what you are saying.

I really want an Uluru on Mars but, I am hoping we Aussies can make some sort of claim to that.........

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quite symmetrical isn't it?

Consequently I am reading the following article about the mystery of methane found in the previous missions and that is no longer there...which indicated past existence of life ... what could have happen? According to the specialists methane can stay up to 300 years in the martian atmosphere. Since before was there and now is not...could be that 300 years ago there was life on Mars ?

http://www.space.com...sity-rover.html

It is suspected that Mars is still producing about 270 tonnes of Methane a year, NASA is sending The Mars Trace Gas Mission orbiter there in 2016 to look more closely at the conundrum.

By comparison, a cow produces about 100Kgs of Methane in a year.

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Looks like a comet lost its tail.

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Yeah, seems to be a depression of some sort, not some sort of rocky protrusion.

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edit: It's clearer from a wider view of the area. The shadows and reflections in the craters are clearly from a sun to the west (left) of the area so the thing in question is clearly some sort of sunken depression.

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Well so much for the Aussie claim.......

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How does a depression cast a shadow. That looks like a shadow to me

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How does a depression cast a shadow. That looks like a shadow to me

Look at the craters around it, all have shadows on the left - and craters are of course, depressions.

Either that or its a mother ship surrounded by saucers :lol:

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How does a depression cast a shadow. That looks like a shadow to me

It is a shadow.

Here's a picture of meteor crater in Arizona. One side of it is in shadow yet it's a depression, not a hill.

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So what is it then>? Obviously something must have gone in there are quite a speed to excavate a crater that big. And are you trying to tell me (chortle) that a Meteorite would make a crater like that? That's far too regular. It's got to be something artificial.

:unsure2:

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Obviously it's the crash site for Flash Gordon's rocket...

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Seriously, it is a depression. A cool, optical illusion though. :yes:

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Either way, it is still mysterious IMO.

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An impact crater, no doubt.

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Martha has a lot of explaining to do ...

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How does a depression cast a shadow. That looks like a shadow to me

A subterranean cave perhaps?

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A subterranean cave perhaps?

Nah,... I think its more likely that it was carved out by a meteor striking the planet at a shallow angle.

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Looks more like a collapsed area to me. Research lava tubes on Mars - also try this link - check out Pic 4...

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Nah,... I think its more likely that it was carved out by a meteor striking the planet at a shallow angle.

Possibly, though I don't see any clear indication of ejecta from an impact. Is there an image showing a larger portion of the surrounding area anywhere?

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So what is it then>? Obviously something must have gone in there are quite a speed to excavate a crater that big. And are you trying to tell me (chortle) that a Meteorite would make a crater like that? That's far too regular. It's got to be something artificial.

It's only "got to be something artificial" because you're refusing to use any form of critical thinking skills.

And how can you tell how big it is??

Its obviously an impression made at a shallow angle. Meaning something came in through the atmosphere at great speed and hit the ground.

Like a meteor. Which is a completely satisfactory explanation for what we can see, whereas saying "its artificial" doesn't explain what we can see.

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Possibly, though I don't see any clear indication of ejecta from an impact. Is there an image showing a larger portion of the surrounding area anywhere?

There doesn't have to be, something quite small going very fast would carve a hole in the ground without throwing too much out onto the surrounding area.

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There doesn't have to be, something quite small going very fast would carve a hole in the ground without throwing too much out onto the surrounding area.

That's true though the object appears to be around 2 kilometers long (depending on how accurate the line tool is in Google Mars). I'd think an impact crater of such a size would throw something out though I'm certainly no expert on such matters.

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