posted on Dec, 19 2010 @ 08:49 PM
Originally posted by All Seeing Eye
No, I do not know what it is, thats why I asked open minded people on this forum to consider it.
How does this one line up to your theory? Lets try and keep things in context, okay?
Well that's a pretty big clue I gave you and both the
left and right sides are many many miles long. Can you guess if the sudden color change on the right hand side is a mosaic effect? It seems pretty
Regarding your last post, that's not a perfectly straight line, it's only 1 kilometer long (less than 1 mile) and it looks like it's not a solid line,
Originally posted by Arbitrageur
So yes there are boulder tracks, but they aren't hundreds of miles long in a perfectly straight line like the photographic/mosaic artifacts that I
believe the OP is referring to.
The boulder tracks are caused by boulders, the mosaic artifacts are caused by the mosaic assembly.
The resolution is too poor for a firm identification, but that last image doesn't look like a mosaic effect to me. In order to determine for certain
whether it's a boulder track, we may need higher resolution images from the LRO:
Lunar Boulder Tracks
Limitations of existing data
Although most of the present images showing boulder tracks exist in Lunar Orbiter photographs, less than 1% of the lunar surface was imaged at the
high resolution necessary to resolve these tracks. Typically, 1-5m resolution is needed to obtain useful data. High resolution coverage by the
upcoming Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will enable more tracks to be identified.
That link has a list of dozens of known or suspected boulder
tracks and that 26N 3E image isn't listed, so I'm not sure what it is. But the higher resolution images we get from the LRO may help us identify
edit on 19-12-2010 by Arbitrageur because: fixed broken link