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Now, between these two images, anyone should be able to see the carefully crafted color coordinated foggy, fuzzy, featureless, no detail, image tampering and how it differs so markedly with the surrounding natural terrain detail. Being able to recognize this image tampering is essential to understanding what is really going on with the "Tube" anomalies and everything else important on Mars. You scientist out there, if you are unable to identify this image tampering for what it is and/or acknowledge its existence, then I am genuinely sorry for you. You are missing one of the greatest discovery events of our time as to what is on Mars and are leaving it to amateurs to pick up the ball and move on with it. Is this what you really want and how you want to be remembered in posterity?
The younger the slope/water anomaly site is, the wider the interspace distance between each ridge form and the more narrow and sharper edged are each ridge's peak ridge lines. Note that this description more fits the anomalies in MO4-0291. The older the site and assuming shallow water has continued to flow fairly consistently, the broader and thicker across each ridge form becomes and the more narrow the interspace between any two or more ridge forms becomes which is more the case here in this M03-00102 anomaly site.
Note also in these images that each down the slope ridge thickens in the middle and tapers to form a more narrow profile at the bottom and top ends. The broader aspect in the middle may also mean that each ridge is slightly higher in the middle than at the ends. This would create a slight outward curvature to each ridge and, when they are lined up and seen more or less at angle broadside, the effect increases to create the illusion that the whole line is rounded which in turn creates the illusion of a tube effect. The eye concentrates on the ridge form tops and ignores the fact that the interspaces between the ridges remains flattened. Different views of the line and different lighting conditions would also accentuate this illusion.
A important factor to remember is that these ridges always appear on one side wall of the canyon, trough or valley system, not transversing across the bottom center of the system as might be more consistent with the "transverse dunes" concept. That is because the ridges are formed in relationship to shallow water flowing down at least one sloped side wall or bank of the canyon system. The only time the transverse dunes "look" may appear to be the case occurs when the remnants of the ridge form train is seen in a old long dead fossil archeology where wear by the elements has shifted the surrounding terrain appearance around over time resulting in a more centered look in a valley system or exposed ridge look with the hard and tough ridge forms anchoring the center and resisting wear.