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We've all seen those stretched out looking photo glitches...but this doesn't look like that. I'd say some kind of mineral deposits or ice streaked with mineral deposits.
originally posted by: shawmanfromny
I was bored tonight and for some reason I ended up on Google Earth, while reading news stories online. I noticed that they have options to explore a few planets and moons in our solar system, so I clicked on the moon. Spun the moon around like a top, with the pointer from my mouse and it stopped over Hausen Crater. Zoomed in to check it out and for some reason I noticed something odd, just below the crater. Zoomed in a little more and uncovered a strange formation in the shadow of a large crevice. I took 6 screen shots, that I've posted below. Someone may have noticed this strange anomaly in the past and started a thread on it, but didn't see anything using ATS's search engine. I even Googled it, but found nothing online. Naturally, the first thing I thought of, was this was some type of photo glitch, caused by the way Google Maps stitched the images together, but I'm no expert in photography. This is actually the first anomaly I've caught on the moon, so I think it's a cool catch.
SHARPENED THE ZOOMED IMAGE AND PLAYED AROUND WITH THE CONTRAST AND BRIGHTNESS
The global base map was created using imagery from the Ultraviolet/Visible Camera on NASA’s Clementine orbiter. This seamless mosaic was assembled by the USGS from more than 400,000 geometrically and radiometrically corrected Clementine images.