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Mars Spirit, and some interesting close-ups

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posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 09:29 PM
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About the referenced galleries.

At first, Spirit was only coming across volcanic rocks.

While interesting to look at, they don't really show evidence of anything, but volcanic activity..

Later, as Spirit climbed Columbia Hills..The rock types changed a lot..
A lot of them showed evidence of the action of water..
Rounded boulders, rocks with a conglomeration of mineral types..
It was a much more interesting collection up there..And now there is more evidence of layering in other parts of the Hills..

I was interested in other members interpretations of what we are seeing in
this collection of close ups!




posted on Sep, 3 2005 @ 11:41 PM
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I just find it interesting that these objects have perpendicular 90 degree angles.

Large Image










the original image can be downloaded here
marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...

[edit on 3-9-2005 by XPhiles]



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 03:13 AM
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So, do you think they were naturally formed or artifically formed?

It's very curious that they almost look like cinderblocks.

I've seen some rocks pretty close to that, but natural..
I may have some pics..I



posted on Sep, 4 2005 @ 12:58 PM
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spacedoubt.... I probably should of posted these pictures in another thread, although you said you are a geology nut, hope you don't mind..

I looked into the 3 reference galleries you posted, I'm no expert on the subject but looks to be crystallization of minerals or maybe remnants of organisms from a past geologic age...Wouldn't that be something
what are the implications of that....

Now back too the pictures I posted lol......

The quadratic shapes look a little unusual... flawless architecture design? The large patio one looks as if it was cut perfectly. Maybe to skillful for mother nature? What kind of phenomena could produce this effect? Then again the lingering question, was it the inhabitants of mars that did this? If so..... what was their demise.





[edit on 4-9-2005 by XPhiles]



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 12:01 AM
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1) you keep putting red lines on what is supposidly a geomtric shape, how do we know what it looks like without the lines ?

2) The first set of pictures (original post) just looks like the rocks have holes, kinda looks like some caramel candy i had yesterday while watching war of the worlds...haha ?



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 12:35 AM
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Originally posted by imbalanced
1) you keep putting red lines on what is supposidly a geomtric shape, how do we know what it looks like without the lines ?


In my second post...it say's "Larger picture" that one has arrows pointing to the geometric shapes.. then there is a link for the original picture....


here is another link for the original picture...marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...

they are the latest Spirit Rover pictures....



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 03:37 PM
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Well it is the top of a mountain, and what's usually on such places on Earth? Could be the remnants of an old Martian fire tower. Either that, or some rich Martian celebrity built her house there to escape the paparazi and get back in touch with nature.

The rock does look interesting, although it seems plausible to me that a rock could form naturally with that shape... I've seen some interesting shapes before... need some different angles of it, any other pics from Nasa have different perspectives of the rock?



posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 10:51 PM
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I think that those are normal, but they do look very geometrical. I think other angles would help alot as well.

PS: heres an image with lots more geomitric shapes. I think they are all normal. Some do appear to be strangley square.

marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...

[edit on 5-9-2005 by imbalanced]



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 02:55 AM
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Xphiles,

Hey it's cool that you posted other pics in this thread.
I'm just glad to see some interest in this cornicopia of data.



posted on Sep, 6 2005 @ 10:34 PM
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ITs interesting stuff. We are able to see things that nothing on this planet ever saw for billions of years, our eyes are the first. THats pretty amazing if you ask me. The geometric shapes I really feel are o natural, but its nice to think beyond that and dream.



posted on Jan, 27 2006 @ 12:10 AM
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Originally posted by spacedoubt
Hey,
You're suppose to tell me..LOL

Actually, if you look through other Sols of data, you'll see that the others
appear even less interesting..

I see some crystalization, some gas pockets (vesicles), and conglomerations of
many different minerals..But..I'm a geology nut..I like rocks..
Take a look..You might find something..


They don't look like vesicles, they look like areas that minerals have fallen out of...vesicles are caused by escaping gasses.



posted on Jan, 27 2006 @ 12:34 AM
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Hi there - just my twopence worth, but the second link from the original post -

marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...

The top 12 pics to me look like they have lichen growing! ( The subject not the shots) - just my thoughts.



posted on Jan, 27 2006 @ 01:42 AM
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Sorry - just realised I could put a link or two in here.........


These are two of the shots I was referring to in my previous post -

marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...

marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...



posted on Jan, 29 2006 @ 05:05 PM
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i was expecting to see a bone or something, bummer



posted on Jan, 30 2006 @ 09:19 AM
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Ive given you a vote for this.
Too much is being given out now..is disclosure really begining? - all be it like ice desolving - sorry for the analogy - i see what i see, and those look like a fungus, and i think theres a shell there. - nice job.

I beleive there is a life there on mars - but fungal.
But it didnt used to be fungal..

This is one picture im refering too

marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov...




period.






[edit on 30-1-2006 by Im a true sceptic]



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