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Waterscapes Of Mars

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posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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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):

mmmgroup.altervista.org...

www.ufologie.net...

And also the Mars Anomaly Research website which has some really good stuff on this subject:

www.marsanomalyresearch.com...




posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:05 AM
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If I were to hazard a guess, and you hadn't told me this was mars......... I'd swear that was a satellite shot of someplace here on earth. Good job you didn't quiz us on 'where do you think this is?'. I'd have failed..... miserably.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:06 AM
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certainly looks like water. I hope the US has their black-ops space program all over this. actually I'm sure they do if thats really water. its probably ice though if anything, and that'd still be a huge find since I think all they found so far was ice under the dirt.



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:18 AM
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Yep, and the "tree's of Mars" pictures i have come across are even more earthlike!



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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I never considered the possibility that it could be ice, but if these lakes were indeed glaciers, wouldnt you expect the surface to look different? Pitted, scarred and perhaps a bit whiter?



posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 11:24 AM
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Originally posted by Silver Star
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?


1) We know that the surface of Mars is also covered with dust and sand, as well as those little gray "blueberries." And they tend to settle in lower areas.

2) Mars also has weather, including low-lying fog created by evaporating CO2.

Combine the two in any of the photos above, and I think you have a perfectly fine explanation.



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