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originally posted by: wildespace
Looks like lava that got crystalised as it cooled, or perhaps fractured as it did so. Definitely reminds me of Giant's Causeway.
However... it might be just dark streaks and splotches in a pattern on the ground, similar to many other splotched areas nearby. That MOC image definitely makes it look like dark streaks (created by CO2 sublimation, which exposes dark soil underneath).
I remember those crystals found , I believe it was Mexico where they found crystals the size of small bridges . The cave climbers walked over like 40m crystal bridges of various colors
originally posted by: boncho
The absurdity people use to try and eliminate any unnatural formations in outer space is quite bizarre.
originally posted by: Donnasant
a reply to: jeep3r
Hi hope you don't mind my joining in I'm just wondering why if it was a natural occurrence .would it only be in one place not all over?
originally posted by: jeep3r
a reply to: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
Actually, I think the first image would be a pretty good fit. Does anybody have an idea whether those crystals can grow to a scale of about 80-120m (that's roughly what I estimated to be the average base-length of the rectangular features in the OP)?
Perhaps it's impact ejecta in crystalline form? MRO CRISM is capabale of analyzing the mineral composition on the surface if I'm not mistaken, I think there are a few CRISM footprints available for that area.
originally posted by: largo
a reply to: wildespace
Your perception of these being of such low quality that LARGE agglomerations of anomalies can not be recognized as potential signs of artificiality is incorrect. What I recall is that computerized analysis of these images is adequate for identifying many different features and the subsequent impressions drawn.
Once the transom is crossed (Personal moments of fully certified weirdness.), the door opens to permitting your eye to see more of what is actually present
As to the quality of these images, do you have better?