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At this point, as hard as it is, I propose that we allow this guy/gal and others like him/her to go ahead and pollute the end of it, if their bent on doing it.
It is honorable, your attempts to deny this ignorance. I just hope that great minds like yours are not distracted by these tactics. I surmise that is the intent of the poster
Originally posted by WitnessFromAfar
minds like yours are not distracted by these tactics.
Perhaps the reason the black stains appear toward the crests first is that the pattern of hills beneath the "sugar coating"(thin coating) powdery weak,wispy blowing sandy TOP drops away from the crests first or gets uncovered or "UNMASKED" first.
The spores of puffballs are statismospores rather than ballistospores, meaning they are not actively shot off the basidium. They are called puffballs because a cloud of brown dust-like spores is emitted when the mature fruiting body bursts.
Perhaps the sand doesn't actually get blown off,but just gets stained. I'm just thinking what an oil stain does to sand,but only for illustration purposes. I'm not at all suggesting OIL.
In my opinion it does not show any liquid but a very fine dust that is very common on Mars, from what I have seen on the rovers' photos.
A very fine dust, like Portland cement, behaves in a way that looks almost like a liquid (that is why Diesel engines could run on coal powder).
As you can see on the area marked with the red line, what looks like the same material is also on areas and in a way where a liquid would not be.
As usual in cases like this, the people that show these photos on their sites to support their "investigation" fail to point to the people who visit the site that in other photos of the same subject the "liquid" does not look like liquid at all.
In these photos, taken 7 hours, 13 minutes and 17 seconds and 4 hours, 33 minutes and 22 seconds before the one you posted, respectively, you can see that what most people present as liquid is making a small mound, so it can not be liquid.
Unless you were talking about a different thing and I did not understood it, it would not be the first time.
Originally posted by mikesingh
Originally posted by darkraver
ups, sorry obviously talking about different trees...
I wasn't talking about this case of sand dunes but of those all known "mega" trees that even A.C. Clarke commented
just look at my marsanomalyresearch link,you'll know what i'm talking about
Hi darkraver! I'll bet my bottom dollar you haven't read my earlier post on those so called 'trees' that you are referring to.
Though Jo Skipper is an acquaintance of mine and I like the effort he puts into his work, there are a number of anomalies like the 'trees' that don't stand scrutiny. Take a look at my post I'm referring to below which I'm reproducing here as I know it's a pain going back several pages to look for it....
Originally posted by ArMaP
reply to post by darkraver
I think I understand what you are saying, and I will try to explain better my point of view.
When I posted the other photos I was to trying to show that the difference in shading on both slops of the mound was the result of the difference in direction of the sunlight, because if it was a pool of some liquid all of its surface would look the same regardless of the direction of the light.
I did not thought of that as a mound because of the way it "interfaces" with the side of the rock slab, it looked to me like a mound because of the difference in shading, more visible on the image bellow, after I had reduced the number of colours used.
[edit on 17/4/2008 by ArMaP]
What I meant to say is that when a light shines on a liquid, the way the surface of the liquid reacts to light is the same for all of the surface at a given time.
Originally posted by darkraver
the surface of liquid is most definitely not all the same looking when the light strikes it at near 90 degrees...there is less refraction so the liquid seems more transparent,you see the bottom better