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Originally posted by BRCMontana
I keep getting a "document contains no data" message when I click on the link.
Originally posted by Yarcofin
Wow, that thing is still going? I thought it broke down in like December, with the other one. How come nobody talks about it any more? Haha. what a waste of several million (billion?) dollars.
Originally posted by Yarium
Hmmm... that very odd topography, especially for Mars. The lines look like one of two things.
First, it seems almost like glacial marks - which doesn't make much sense, not only because of the large lack of water on mars, but because such lines should be worn away by erosion (we got similar marks here in Sudbury on the rocks - but they're not as pronounced, because of erosion).
Secondly, it also seems like earthquake lines, shock lines. This doesn't make much sense though because nothing suggests a plate tectonic structure on Mars.
So, yeah, this is a little strange. It's definitely a natural phenomenon that's very old (since it appears in all the rocks, all in the same direction, but some rocks have been displaced - giving weight to age) - but what that phenomenon is... I haven't the slightest clue. Perhaps a massive martian tornado picked up a big rock and dragged it? That doesn't make much sense either... but those are the only three things I can think would POSSIBLY create something like this.
So yeah, interesting structure.