posted on Dec, 30 2011 @ 12:16 PM
Originally posted by abeverage
Hoping to beat Phage on this.
On Mars and on Earth these are called Yardangs
Very strange features created by wind erosion. But in this case it could be some manmade features helping to make the yardangs. Cool find, I have
found many like this on Mars too! Freaked me out at first glance till you understand that different weather patterns create this effect with wind
blowing in different directions.
well apparently yardangs aren't created in snow, and don't form in the presence of much water, thus they are commonly found in deserts.
so, this just means that those creations aren't snow yardangs, perhaps they are rock yardangs with snow on top of them? possibly.
this whole yardang deal gives me all kinds of ideas about "mounds" and flat topped pyramids...and the fact that they are naturally made by the
i think it's safe to posit that since air is making these deposits of sediments, that an "aeolian" vortex must be what makes them. interesting.