Mars is raising some eyebrows again and for this I am grateful.
It’s been a long time!
Actually, the poster noted that the irascible Tom Van Flandern had seen these forms back in 1999 (on the bottom picture) and had them on his site.
He was a cool one. Wonder what he’s up to.
Could this be natural? Of course. But it has so many of the features that it’d need to have if it wasn’t and it is in such a confined area… the heart sings!
And hey, I guess we’ll all be going up there soon (Go Muskies!) so maybe we will get to see this place for real, up close and personal. Note to self: It is worth staying alive for. Even if it’s just rocks.
But hooodoggy, it sure looks good from up here, doesn’t it?
They need to get that hi res 30cm per pixel camera overhead pronto! C’mon NASA! That’ll fix it!
Imaged in April 2009 via the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s CTX Context Camera, here’s a cropped image showing a small section of the area, slightly contrast-enhanced.
The big picture from whence the top one is cropped, imaged via the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter CTX Context Camera in April 2009.
Above image acquired by the MOC camera on the Mars Global Surveyor in 1999. It is at a slightly lower resolution.
There’s a nice discussion at Strange Terraced Features on Mars Reminiscent of Megalithic Structures.
It is where I first saw this.