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A Herd of Martian Creatures?

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posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 04:27 AM
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Hey thanks for that BOTH images
The bugs are awesome I will put that with the "herd" on the page


Here is a sunset on Mars from Phoenix to end the night





posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 04:33 AM
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Remember the russian probe that went toast by a cigar looking ufo. Overlooking phobos. I think it's kind of like that.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 04:58 AM
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Please remeber you are comparing your ideas and what you know and have learned on earth to another planet, we may not have the same things here.

I travel all the time and average 2 countires a year and still see new things all the time that blow my mind. I can only imagine what other planets hold.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 06:35 AM
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Good work as always.

Really interesting photo Zorgon, I am not sure if its E.T but it does stir up intriguement.

Am I the only one that believes that Mars has a breathable atmosphere,purple sky,plantation and is already inhabited (by us)



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:21 AM
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they are geologic formations. As you can see from these photos taken at our home planet.
But I do think there may be some forms of spores, molds, & fungus on mars.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 07:55 AM
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PUBLIC NOTICE:

Effective Immediately

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1) Give the type of creature
2) Explain how that creature was formed
3) Explain how that creature came to be at the location it is found in
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Failure to meet these requirements may mean your comment is rejected by this office. An unqualified statement of 'its a creature!' is no more valid than a statement 'its an animal'

lol, I just had to do that.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 08:19 AM
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Those are most likely dunes. Barchan dunes to be precise.

That 'herd' featuring in the OP marching in a straight line definately looks like some crazy things are going on there, but I think taking the rest of the picture into account these are quite clearly sand dunes, this part of the image makes this particularly clear:



I think the reason why these dunes contrast so starkly is due to the underlying surface on which they have formed. If we look closer at the patches of land between the dunes like this (minor contrast enhancement):



it appears fairly smooth with a consistent cracked-paint texture. At first I thought this surface may be an ice sheet, but as the image appears to have been taken near the equator this is unlikely. Furthermore the texture of the surface very much resembles that of deserts on Earth:



Flat terrains such as these provide ideal habitats for the growth of barchan dunes. The formation of which often begin due to isolated objects being stranded in the middle of these flat surfaces, these objects include things such as rocks, small shrubs or slight elevations and depressions on the surface. This image illustrates some fledgling dunes:



Ok, I've had a go at making some illustrations demonstrating this principle

As you can see in the first image an object on a plane across which sand is being blown will create an obstruction into which dust will become caught, the object also creates a small shelter from the wind immediately behind it at which point dust is deposited and accumulated:





Once these small dunes have developed the continue to grow and become sculpted by the wind depending the manner in which it blows. The formation of these particular Barchan dunes is illustrated as such:



Im pretty sure this makes for a strong case that they are indeed dunes, the images from mars look remarkably similar to the dunes illustrated above:



And if you're still convinced that these are too alien to be dunes; this is taken in an area called the Empty Quarter somewhere in Arabia:



[edit on 29-8-2008 by The_Modulus]



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 08:31 AM
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Ooops! Double post!


[edit on 29-8-2008 by mikesingh]



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 08:39 AM
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Ahh...So that's where they're exporting them goats!! No wonder the cost of mutton chops has gone thru the darned roof!!


But seriously, I've seen those intriguing images before, but never saw any explanation - except the usual, "Hey! They're just rocks!"

P.S. I just read the post above mine by The_Modulus (How did it get there? Wasn't there when I was replying!!
) Pretty interesting! That's the first time I've seen such dunes in the Arabian desert! Yep! There's an uncanny similarity.

Cheers!



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 08:50 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon

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So what happens if someone comments it's NOT a rock but a sand dune? Is the above notice therefore applicable in such a case and therefore such comment also rejected?



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:06 AM
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You know EVERY time you make a dramatic claim before getting analysis and input from others you are just doing more to DAMAGE the entire field of anomalous research. Everytime you see a rock and claim its an alien or creatures you make all other considerations and evalutations that much less credible and when something is found people will be leary of believing it because they will be reminded of all of these dramatic declarations that were made without proof previously.

Do us a favor and do some research before making a grandios and sensational claim about another photo. PLEASE!



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:14 AM
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A truly excellent post!
I commend your effort and am convinced by your arguments and diagrams.

Star for you!



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:20 AM
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They do look very odd, but of course an alien breed would look odd to someone that has never seen them lol. What gets me is if you look each one closely, you can see the ground around it looks almost like it is indented. Kinda like its IN the ground a little bit.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 09:33 AM
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posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 10:08 AM
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Well, it's obviously been proven that those are dunes, but nobody knows what those plants are doing on top of them lol.

-Jimmy



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 10:10 AM
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As The_Modulus so eloquently pointed out they are definitely dunes.
Similar phenomena:



Discussed in This Thread

And:



Discussed in this thread

The interesting part is obviously the dark stuff. Now as I understand it it's all flowing downwards, despite the fact that it appears to be "flailing" in the air, for lack of a better term.
This is how NASA explains the phenomena:



Explanation: What are these strange shapes on Mars? Defrosting sand dunes. As spring now dawns on the Northern Hemisphere of Mars, dunes of sand near the pole, as pictured above, are beginning to thaw. The carbon dioxide and water ice actually sublime in the thin atmosphere directly to gas. Thinner regions of ice typically defrost first revealing sand whose darkness soaks in sunlight and accelerates the thaw. The process might even involve sandy jets exploding through the thinning ice. By summer, spots will expand to encompass the entire dunes. The Martian North Pole is ringed by many similar fields of barchan sand dunes, whose strange, smooth arcs are shaped by persistent Martian winds.


Source

I have read this explanation about five times and I still have trouble wrapping my head around it. But basically we seem to be dealing with a case of "Thermal Expansion" on Mars...



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 10:27 AM
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They look like igloos or little huts.



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 10:49 AM
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OH MY GAWD!!!
Would you please WARN US before you post a pic like that!
Holy ickysjeet! I'm going to have to go check my whole house now for ticks.
That is just so gross...

Back on topic - Those pics SOOOO incredible beautiful - whatever they are!
I like the herd theory...


Thanks for the pic!



[edit on 29-8-2008 by silo13]



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 11:44 AM
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It looks like a dermatological close up photo of a small staph infection! LOL!

My first impression is nitrogen nodules like found on the roots of some plants. Plants tend to involve co2 in their lives as we do oxygen. Who knows in a super co2 rich environment maybe we are talking major plant life but like comparing under sea plantlife to dry land plantlife.

Life on Mars could even be silicate based verses carbon, allowing for exotic rock-like life forms. It is truly a planet of intrigue.

Nice find!



posted on Aug, 29 2008 @ 11:47 AM
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Why are people so quick to jump to the "martian" idea. I believe just as much as the next guy, but you people need to get off the gas. Not everyting on mars is an alien base, building, or in this case animal. This is clearly martian land formations, not an animal. See what you want to see, but not everything is alien.



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