posted on Sep, 25 2014 @ 08:08 PM
Interesting find to be sure. I enjoy studying images like these, and one thing I've noticed in many of what are claimed to be anomalous images is the
similarity between the surrounding landscape and the anomaly in question, meaning that it often appears that the geology itself is responsible. Of
course if you had a barren desert, and in the midst of all this sand there sat a lone, out of place and strange-looking object, this carries more
weight than something like the "root" in the above image. Obviously Mars had liquid water at some point in its history, and because of this fact we
see many features that have suffered massive erosion, like in the above images.
Whenever you have a lot of rock and a lot of running water, you will end up with a wide variety of shapes and sizes. The root seems to me to be easily
explainable as a layer of rock that is sticking up from the ground. It is much wider at the bottom than at the top, and is not uniform, and is likely
quite natural. As for the ball, this is nothing extraordinary either, considering that such spheres are produced by erosion. I have found multiple of
about the same size in a creek in my pasture. I have never seen one made out of a sedimentary rock, but I am not a good judge of rocks, lol. The ones
I have found appeared much harder. I found one a few months back that was pinkish red, almost like granite, but it was not granite. I found it in a
hole 30 feet deep, where I also found a sphere of similar size that was solid white, maybe some type of quartz or other mineral.
The only thing potentially odd about the sphere on Mars is that it is lying on the ground, but like I mentioned, the landscape shows erosion. I am
willing to bet that the sometimes fierce winds on Mars serves to cause wind erosion, but more importantly to uncover previously covered material. Most
Martian features will remain buried, but we should expect to see stuff like this on the surface occasionally. Now with all that said, this could be an
alien's toy for all I know, but since we know such things can be produced naturally, it is much safer to assume it is natural. I would be willing to
bet that the sphere is not perfect by any means, as it is much less likely to get a perfect sphere by erosion, as it is more common to approach
perfection while maintaining some slight deficiencies. Some rocks will have a rounded side, some will have a bit more of its surface rounded, all the
way up to a perfect sphere. You will find many more rocks in the lower categories, thus it is more likely this is not a perfect sphere.
I will say there are certain features on Mars that highly intrigue me, and that I am not fully convinced are natural, although they very well could
be, but these particular anomalies seem natural in my opinion. However, I encourage you to keep up your search, as if no one was looking we are
guaranteed to not discover any real anomalies. I doubt NASA would point them out to us if they truly were alien in origin for instance, lol.