posted on Apr, 4 2007 @ 09:40 AM
Yes, Rotoplooker, I see that.
If we assume the most likely cause, I think that it's probably from a meteoroid or other object landing and bouncing as it comes to rest, causing a
patterned impact trail. It would come from the right to the left, making the first "bounce" the largest, then decreasing in size as it bounced to
What bothers me about that is the the pattern seems to be different across the top than the pattern across the bottom. The top pattern seems to be
"mounds" while the bottom pattern seems to be smaller "bumps". But if it were spinning
it could make a different sided pattern.
It appears to me that the one on the right crashed into an existing mountain, causing the shadow to distort, while the one on the left made a mountain
of its own. Not sure about that, though. It could be that when someone edited the picture, they got the shadow on the right object wrong.
In my opinion, a "structure" would be more the same size all the way across.
I'm going to say this is a natural occurence, having something to do with a couple of meteoroids or other similar objects crashing to the surface.
The pattern is very much a "natural" pattern.
Fractals in Nature