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originally posted by: sapien82
a reply to: TheTruthRocks
Would be interesting to look at this region through a decent telescope, saying that my friend has a really nice telescope I wonder if it is powerful enough to get a look at this region, I cant imagine it will be powerful enough to see that region in great detail.
It does have gps tracking software on it so Im sure we could locate the region easily enough, we intend to goto the skypark in the national forest down in Dumfries and Galloway. We are going to go soon one weekend and take the telescope have a look at the moon and see if we can see the dust cloud of the milky way.
I will definitely take pictures of what we see and post them here.
originally posted by: carewemust
a reply to: Lathroper
The photo: "Unusual structures in Crater Paracelsus C" reminds me of a ship that crashed (or sunk?) and broke apart, eons ago.
But then, if that image only covers a few feet of terrain...never mind. (Can't discern the scale.)
originally posted by: Blue Shift
originally posted by: LABTECH767
It can only be one or the other.
Sure seems to have rolled pretty good for a flat rock.
originally posted by: OneBigMonkeyToo
a reply to: Blue Shift
Indeed, which is why the boulder (often referred to as the 'dark boulder') much more likely to be something dislodged from higher up the very steep very long slope. This crop of AS17-147-22549 shows how long the trail is, with the yellow arrow showing where it starts:
While this 3D reconstruction of the same slope that I created from JAXA data shows how steep the slope is. The yellow arrow here shows where the dark boulder is.
The nature of the boulder trail itself is much more typical of something that has rolled, rather than having slid over the surface, and there is certainly no evidence of anything resembling tracks from a wheel.