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Originally posted by zorgon
Well I would be curious to see how the usual horde of "IT'S ONLY ROCKS" crowd deals with this one
Originally posted by antar
Lets just send some private satellites up and have a real look see.
Originally posted by seb2882
Is there any reference regarding altitude or the area where it was taken? I don't know whether it's a close up terrain feature or it's way below the camera.
Originally posted by BuffaloJoe
What is most interesting to me is the frequency of reproduction of a feature. In the original source image, it looks like about 90% (eyeball estimate) of the objects share a similar dark triangular feature in the top left.
Looking like a gigantic series of hoofmarks, they appear to gallop across the Martian desert.
These massive dunes were photographed by Nasa's £360 million spacecraft, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The dunes, in the Red Planet's Hellespontus region, have been shaped by powerful westerly winds.
The wind heaps up the sand in a horseshoe shape also seen in earthly deserts and called a barchan dune.
Originally posted by Acharya
reply to post by zorgon
CRAP! Thats AMAZING!!!
Nice work again, Z!!
Edit: Sand dunes me thinks too now... But that sure seems like plants growing on them???
[edit on 28-8-2008 by Acharya]