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The contours of the canyons which formed the ‘mushroom cloud’ effect can be seen at the left of the Valles Marineris canyon in this image. Source: NASA Source
It’s an arrangement of light and shadow which we can interpret as being a mushroom cloud.
Pareidolia: The trick the mind plays where you see rabbits in fuzzy clouds.
“If you have a look at wide pictures of Mars, you can see the area of the ‘mushroom cloud’ with sunlight at a different angle, and slightly different resolution and angle — and it’s clear that the “cloud”, and “stem” are just areas of darker material on the surface,” Dr Horner says
volcanism (volcanic activity) on the surface of Io.
Its volcanic activity was discovered in 1979 by Voyager 1 imaging scientists. Observations of Io by passing spacecraft (the Voyagers, Galileo, Cassini, and New Horizons) and Earth-based astronomers have revealed more than 150 active volcanoes.
originally posted by: thesmokingman
My guess is a comet or meteor impact of some sort. I think that would make a lot more sense than a bomb of any sort.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: aynock
Thanks for that
OneBigMonkey posted the image and it's game over for any mushroom clouds...
originally posted by: stormbringer1701
it's the eludium Q36 explosive space modulator. I heard it was missing.