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Longitude of image center: 324.31°W
Latitude of image center: 66.56°S
Scaled pixel width: 233.17 meters
Scaled image width: 168.87 km
Scaled image height: 255.85 km
Solar longitude (Ls): 310.45°
Local True Solar Time: 13.75 decimal hours
Emission angle: 5.35°
Incidence angle: 50.66°
Phase angle: 48.44°
North azimuth: 98.60°
Sun azimuth: 65.50°
Spacecraft altitude: 371.46 km
Slant distance: 372.92 km
Mars was the Roman god of war, and the son of Juno and Jupiter. As the word Mars has no Indo-European derivation, it is most likely the Latinized form of the agricultural Etruscan god Maris. Initially the Roman god of fertility and vegetation and a protector of cattle, fields and boundaries, Mars later became associated with battle as the growing Roman Empire began to expand, and he was identified with the Greek god Ares. He was also a tutelary god of Rome. Unlike his Greek counterpart, Mars was generally well liked and rivaled Jupiter as the most honored god. As he was regarded as the legendary father of Rome's founder, Romulus, it was believed that all Romans were descendants of Mars.
Mars: Mangal or Kuja are the Vedic names for fiery Mars. The main deity is Subrahmanya or Skanda. He is the adolescent Kumara, the son of Pleiades (Kartikeya), lord of the armies, the spear-holder, the spiritual warrior. According to Parashara, Kartikeya is the chief deity associated with Mars and was Shiva and Parvarti’s second son. In yoga, Skanda is the power of chastity and the virile seed. By making his sublimated seed rise through the central inner channel of the subtle-body (susumna) up to the sixth chakra where it is consumed, that the yogi becomes the complete master of his instincts. He is often depicted riding a peacock and carrying a spear. Rudra, the God of storms, is also mentioned as reflected the Mars archetype of the warrior.
Originally posted by internos
It seems that the "star" of this set of images is MOC wide angle image M12-02879
it has been found the most interesting one by ten of you
Originally posted by MrPenny
Regardless, it is weird looking and seemingly out of place.
Originally posted by merka
A crater (with the well known dome type formation inside) and the "white dust" surrounding it (going more north than south, how dunes normally behave). As such, its not all that weird, is it?
Originally posted by hsur2112
Anyway, this may be a stupid quesiton, but could it be an eruption of some sort?
The more I look at it the more creeped out I get.
Originally posted by ArMaP
As this has proved so popular, here are more images from that area.