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Mars Pictures: NASA's Most Extraordinary Images EVER (PHOTOS)

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posted on Mar, 23 2010 @ 11:18 PM
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NASA's HiRISE camera, the most powerful camera ever sent into space, has snapped breathtaking portraits of Mars.

From 'trees' on Mars to an 'organic cemetery,' see the 'Red Planet's' craters, dunes, gullies, and even avalanches in stunning detail in the slideshow below.

www.huffingtonpost.com...


Mars photos...pretty kewl stuff. Space junkies enjoy!




posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:00 AM
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Absolutely breath-taking photos! Those Mars "trees" are crazy! Maybe someday NASA will hire me to climb and trim them out of the power lines!


The avalanche caught in action is amazing, what a crazy thing to see when you realize it's happening on a different planet! Some of those photos didn't even look real to me, maybe the contrast was turned way up or something. Anyways, thanks for posting, star and flag for you my friend!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:04 AM
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What the heck are those tree things? They look like trees but...are they just rocks sticking up like that? How weird! That's the craziest thing I've ever seen. Send a rover up there now!!!!!! I want a closer look!



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by amazing
What the heck are those tree things? They look like trees but...are they just rocks sticking up like that? How weird! That's the craziest thing I've ever seen. Send a rover up there now!!!!!! I want a closer look!


I wondered the same thing. The caption for that pic says 'Falling Material Kicks Up a Cloud of Dust on Dunes', but unless material fell simultaneously at all those different places on the landscape covered by that pic I don't really understand how that explanation holds water



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:05 AM
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Falling Material Kicks Up a Cloud of Dust on Dunes', my butt


I wonder whos dumb enough to believe that caption, there is no way on that picture that looks like anything like falling Material.


Maybe they could explain how the Material got there then?

Funny how they covered this one up


as Falling Material Kicks Up a Cloud of Dust on Dunes

eh Cloud of Dust on Dunes are you sure?


Dont make me laugh.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:15 AM
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*Just waiting til someone comes in claiming this is proof Nasa knows there are organic trees growing on Mars and is suppressing this information*



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:22 AM
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Originally posted by Ridhya
*Just waiting til someone comes in claiming this is proof Nasa knows there are organic trees growing on Mars and is suppressing this information*


I'll bite. What the hell were those things? They sure looked organic to me, maybe NASA has been covering up life on Mars...

For real though, how can we get that awesome pics of mars, and not the moon?

And man, definitely those seem like some pretty crazy photos.. I'd guess maybe they were leaked if anything.

Awesome though, thanks OP.




posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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It's about time that we get decent color pictures of it. I knew it wasn't orange. Lol



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:30 AM
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reply to post by beebs
 

The dark streaks are slides of dark material on top of light material.

There is a vast region of sand dunes at high northern latitudes on Mars. In the winter, a layer of carbon dioxide ice covers the dunes, and in the spring as the sun warms the ice it evaporates. This is a very active process, and sand dislodged from the crests of the dunes cascades down, forming dark streaks.

hirise.lpl.arizona.edu...


In this image you can see the clouds of dust that they are talking about a little better:
hirise.lpl.arizona.edu...


[edit on 3/24/2010 by Phage]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:32 AM
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You want pictures? Here are some pictures;
hirise.lpl.arizona.edu...
But they aren't "true color". None of them are.


[edit on 3/24/2010 by Phage]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:48 AM
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Nothing to with stains from moving sands.
When you look closely you can see that whatever they are they are clearly upright.

Unless of course the carbon dioxide ice has frozen the sand slides in mid air??



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:48 AM
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sorry phage but mars has tress.
those things are still tress no matter how hard u spin it.

[edit on 24-3-2010 by Agent_USA_Supporter]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 01:53 AM
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reply to post by andy1972
 

Which way is up?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:17 AM
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Nice try u used a different picture to make your point.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:19 AM
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No. Top center of this:
hirise.lpl.arizona.edu...

And you just really pissed me off.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:28 AM
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Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
Nice try u used a different picture to make your point.


I can't believe this post got a star.

Have you ever seen trees from satellite photos on earth?

To me it's clearly residue flowing down the side of dunes, if you can't see that then it's because you want to believe so badly that you allow your beliefs to cloud rational thinking.

If they were upright trees you would be able to see the tops of them, not the entire tree trunk - unless they were cut down by those crafty martians.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:42 AM
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Let me just add this back for reference... Strange how those 'stains' from the residue do not run down on a downhill.

never mind... I see the dimensions now.

Sorry for the major edit.

[edit on 23/01/2010 by jinx880101]



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 02:50 AM
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I have a question- Why would this liquid only run down one side of the hill/dune? And why do all of them run down on the same side of these dunes......?



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 03:11 AM
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It's not liquid, it's sand. But that's a good question.

According to the scientists the slides are caused by blasts of CO2. I guess those blasts would go in one direction or the other, out one side of the dune or the other.



posted on Mar, 24 2010 @ 04:54 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
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It's not liquid, it's sand. But that's a good question.




...You sure it isn't oil in them thar hills.





Anyhow,

Hey guys, here is another pretty picture from mars:



Look at those waves breaking on the rocks near the shore....






...I joke.





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