NASA photographs "Trees" on Mars

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 06:40 AM
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NASA photographs "trees" on Mars



Link to Telegraph Article


The images appear to show rows of dark "conifers" sprouting from dunes and hills on the planet surface. But the scene is actually an optical illusion.

The photographs actually show sand dunes coated with a thin layer of frozen carbon dioxide, or dry ice, less than 240 miles from the planet's north pole.
(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 06:40 AM
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The photograph was taken from orbit around Mars by HiRISE.

Apparently these are pictures of sand dunes coated with CO2?! I can accept that explanation but they do look an awful lot like trees to me!

Could this explain why we see so many mars anomalies from satellite photography?

Has anyone seen these pictures or anything like this before?

(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 06:46 AM
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It's not the first time they caught trees on camera.
All optical illusions...




posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 07:00 AM
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Direct Link to image:

i62.photobucket.com...



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 07:05 AM
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Here are more sources about this.
There is also a link to a big, close-up image...
Hope you find more info in these sources...

Source 1: DiscoverMag


Source 2: HiRISE

Big Image:



TY.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 07:06 AM
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Arthur C Clarke suggested there were trees on Mars and vegetarian - based of the data captured by countless NASA probes and crafts.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 07:28 AM
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No matter what, Mars looks to be very interesting place to visit.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 07:29 AM
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Those vegetarians get everywhere, if I want to eat martian meat, thats up to me!!!

From the larger images, it looks to me like mould or some kind of fungus rather than trees.

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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 08:50 AM
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Amazing photo. I don't exactly buy their explanation. According to the article the "trees" are really trails of debris caused by landslides as ice melts in Mars's spring.

Photo: NASA

Looks like trees to me..



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 08:54 AM
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Thanks for embedding the photo. They do look a lot like trees dont they?

Do we see any similar natrual phenomenon on earth anywhere?



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 08:55 AM
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Originally posted by Erasurehead
Photo: NASA

Looks like trees to me..


I was having a beer at a park one day, with a city landscaper.
I made a comment, I said nice trees, nice formation.

He said trees don't naturally grow in organized rows, they grow anywhere.
If they are in rows they are planted.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 09:35 AM
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what are all the smaller dots if the tall things are trees



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 09:45 AM
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I dont know, but they look like rocks to me?

They could be more trapped CO2 but in smaller quantities or it the others are trees, then maybe they are some other sort of plant material???



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by GoFigure52
what are all the smaller dots if the tall things are trees


On earth we call those Bushes or Shrubs.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 09:50 AM
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Could be, but that's quite a leap of faith considering the article calls the trees "trapped CO2".

Could they not be simple rock formations?



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:12 AM
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why not send a probe to find out? I don't mind my tax dollars being spent on something like that.

What if they showed up to the spot and it looked like this?

could you imagine the awe we'd be under?



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:19 AM
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I'm surprised NASA released these photos.
I believe that Mars goes through climatic changes just like the Earth.
We just might be looking at the Martian version of "spring."


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posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:19 AM
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Unfortunately if you look at the big image,



you will see that sadly they are not trees. Just look close, you can tell.



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:25 AM
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Originally posted by 0010110011101
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Could be, but that's quite a leap of faith considering the article calls the trees "trapped CO2".

Could they not be simple rock formations?


Thats a ridiculous statement!


...so your saying it takes more faith to believe they are trees than having faith that they are somehow "trapped co2" ???

wtf???



posted on Jan, 13 2010 @ 10:31 AM
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VERY cool photo, and an even cooler optical illusion..

Thank you for posting the higher res link..





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