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Found the Death Star on Mars

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posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 01:30 PM
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Originally posted by BornParadox
reply to post by Soylent Green Is People
 


totally an electric arch discharge crater.

why else would it be polygon shaped and not any deeper?

Just like wide-yet-shallow craters on Earth's moon, some craters (such as Mimas' Herschel Crater) get hit with such force that the ground partially liquifies and becomes elastic -- i.e., the bottom of the crater bounces back after initially being pushed in. That's what causes the central uplift mountains in the middle of some of the larger craters...

...sort of like the way the surface of the water bounces back up in this video:


Plus, it really isn't as polygonal as it seems in that picture I posted originally. Here is Herschel Crater on Mimas closer up and from a different angle:
apod.nasa.gov...

Besides, how does an electrical discharge explain why it would be polygonal?




posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 06:41 PM
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I don't know exactly how it works, just as you showing a video of liquid h2o droplets doesn't exactly work for impact theory. Electric discharges have been shown to produce very similar cratering in lab experiments and electricity is scalable, so it can make sense.

No its not an equilateral polygon, but it does have 'sides' as do many many other craters on the planets.
Polygonal shapes have shown up in lab experiments with rotating liquid dynamics, yet I wouldn't think the findings would transfer to impact crater theory. Polygonal shapes are probably attributed to magnitude of voltage or amperage of the electric current at discharge, or something.



posted on Jun, 3 2011 @ 06:43 PM
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Storms on Mars may possibly create a lot of static electricity, you may find this article interesting for you on that subject: www.universetoday.com...



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 06:52 PM
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Originally posted by BornParadox
I don't know exactly how it works, just as you showing a video of liquid h2o droplets doesn't exactly work for impact theory. Electric discharges have been shown to produce very similar cratering in lab experiments and electricity is scalable, so it can make sense...

The water dropping actually is very similar to the way large impacts work. The force of the impact is so great, and so much heat is generated (kinetic energy of the impact is transformed into heat) the the impact point almost liquifies into a plastic/fluid state. In this plastic/fluid state, the ground will act much like the surface of the water in that video. The surface will initially be pushed in (like the water), then bounce back (like the water), but then the bounced-back portion will re-solidify, forming he central uplift mountain and the shallow-floored crater.

I admit I don't know all the details behind the electrical discharge theory, but the impact theory works quite nicely in explaining Herschel Crater on Mimas.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 06:59 PM
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Maybe it is BLACK GOLD???? Whoops, Now OPEC will be getting involved.
There go the oil prices. Now we have to fund a colony on Mars. Dubai is getting crowded.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 07:20 PM
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thats no crater thats a battle station



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 08:57 PM
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This is part of why there can't possibly be any liquid water on the surface of Mars, it would basically vaporize at exposure, like water in the vacuum of space.



posted on Jun, 4 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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I know of only one entity that could possibly be involved there in.




posted on Jun, 5 2011 @ 03:29 PM
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He's not actually talking about water on mars, just how a drop of water into water is 'like' a meteor impacting a planet.




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