posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:20 AM
As the scientific community becomes more open to the prospect of life having once existed on Mars, i thought it might be relevant to compile a small
selection of remarkable satellite images of purportedly large bodies of water on the planets surface.
I know that they have featured on ATS before (what hasn't?), but viewed together the case for the existence of Martian lakes becomes compelling.
These photo's are all genuine and unaltered (as far as i am aware) so the question is one of interpretation. So how do you interpret these pictures
as anything other than lakes?
I concede that our current scientific understanding of the surface and atmosphere of Mars would seem to rule out the possibility, but then just what
the hell are they?
Looking closely, you can see what could be shorelines, reflections and translucency - just like you would expect to observe from aerial images of
terrestrial lakes. Indeed, in some pictures there even appears to be 'islands' of rock protruding above the surface.
Please bear in mind the scale of these photographs - these are vistas hundreds of meters across which make them all the more remarkable.
Could this picture show Martian lakes surrounded by a forest of Martian trees? Maybe that would be too much of a stretch for anyones credulity, but
the questions that are raised are fascinating!
Just what wonders are there on the surface of the red planet? Why does NASA insist on landing their modules in the middle of some dreary desert where
the most interesting thing it can film is a rock?
Thanks to these sites for the pics (they're definately worth checking out):
And also the Mars Anomaly Research website which has some really good stuff on this subject: