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Can some one explain what these pics are? [mars]

post #1 of 10
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I came across <a href="http://www.todo-mal.com/marspics/mars.htm" target="_blank">this</a> site a few days back (found it in my bookmarks oddly enough) and it has just astounded me. There are several pics that just baffle me as to what could cause them.

<a href="http://www.todo-mal.com/marspics/M0204035.png" target="_blank">http://www.todo-mal.com/marspics/M0204035.png</a>
What the hell is causing those shadows?

<a href="http://www.todo-mal.com/marspics/M0306293.png" target="_blank">http://www.todo-mal.com/marspics/M0306293.png</a>
(this shot came one month after another image of this spot which was virtually empty).
Petri dish anyone?

and finally:
<a href="http://www.todo-mal.com/marspics/M2100827.gif" target="_blank">http://www.todo-mal.com/marspics/M2100827.gif</a>
This is what really gets me. It reminds me of the evolved bacteria in the Cowboy Bebop episode "Toys in the Attic".
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post #2 of 10
Are you talking about the strange black lines in the bottom of the first one? Looks like imaging artifacts to me.
post #3 of 10
Mars is a fascinating planet. Fascinated people for centuries. Thing is if NASA isn't remarking anything about these strange anomalies then they are probably just that...anomalies. And this dude's been smoking too much of the "wacky weed".

I'm on a 56kb modem so I wasn't patient enough to download many of these images.
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i'm not a scientist or archeologist or alien or anything like that, but i think that a lot of the pictures that he has posted on his page don't look abmormal at all. looks like a lot of erosion to me.
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I agree with Stroszek. Looks like different colored dust to me.
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I dont know, they look like some sort of bizzare rock formations to me. However the way they come to be is extremely hard to come up with.
eg. in the first picture what kind of anomalies could cause dirt to change colors and sit in such bizzare positions, they look almost like shadows.
As for the second, ya that could easily be errosion, but its an awful lot of erosion considering that about 90% of that formed in under a month.
And the third... well that still baffels me. It looks like some sort of hardened magma, but I dont see where that would come from, or how. It you look carefully its wrapped around mountains.

Its just bizzare, though I agree that this guy (who made the site) is a little too... hopeful
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Recent story on cnn:
<a href="http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/space/01/26/new.nasa.ap/index.html" target="_blank">http://www.cnn.com/2002/TECH/space/01/26/new.nasa.ap/index.html</a>

Doesn't look like we'll be going to Mars any time soon.

[quote]Goldin, an aerospace industry executive who got the nation's top space job from President Bush's father, talked passionately during his nine-and-a-half-year tenure about getting people to Mars. Not accomplishing that was his biggest regret.

When O'Keefe is asked about Mars, he responds, "What's the point?"

"If we get there and say, 'Well, we're here and now what's supposed to happen next?' then what have we really accomplished?" O'Keefe said soon after taking office. "We have to have something in mind for why you do it."<hr></blockquote>
post #8 of 10
there seemed to be anusually high number of faces staring at me from those pictures, really creepy
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post #9 of 10
[quote]Originally posted by The Toolboi:
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As for the second, ya that could easily be errosion, but its an awful lot of erosion considering that about 90% of that formed in under a month. </strong><hr></blockquote>

perhaps, but i wouldn't discount it. i was watching a show on teh discovery channel about mars, and problesm with exploring it. it said somehtitng to the effect of that fact theat there is no water, no vegeation, and massive temperature fluctuations causes extremely strong winds, which in turn cause huge (sometimes global) sandstorms. the storms are so intense that there are some people that are concerned that our current space suits would be pierced by the blowing sand.

so it may have formed in under a month, but that doens't mean it is impossible. it's not earth, after all.
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Good point strozec,

"If we get there and say, 'Well, we're here and now what's supposed to happen next?' then what have we really accomplished?" O'Keefe said soon after taking office. "We have to have something in mind for why you do it."



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What kind of thinking is this? Isnt the point of science that you go a lot of pointless little experiments which in turn help the great discoveries of the world.
Besides, saying that "There will be nothing there worth while" ignores the countless ammount of research that can be done on that which is there. Hell, with that kind of thinking we would never have gone to the moon (what was the point of going there after all? Just to make the american people feel good about their aeronautics and space agency. Dont get me wrong, NASA is GREAT, but that is really all the mission was for).
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