posted on Mar, 12 2012 @ 10:49 AM
reply to post by Chadwickus
I see the shadow that got a few "excited".
But, looking about the area, I see other very long shadows as well. Look to the left (west).
Boulders, even medium-high ones, can cast very, very long shadows when the Sun is low on the horizon. (In this case, presuming 'up' is North, the
The apparent/y "incredibly long" shadow could simply be the result of the surface it is being cast on --- that surface could have a very slight and
gradual down slope, away from the prominence, thus elongating the shadow in the manner seen.
Here's an example from Earth:
And, that is on a flat surface. We are familiar with a Human, and an average height of a Human, so we see nothing "unusual" in that photo. Yet,
the average Human's height is well exaggerated in the shadow.
Look at this:
And countless other examples.
Until there is another view of that same area, with different lighting conditions, and preferably at an oblique angle, this claim of a "tower" must
be tempered with caution. Jumping to conclusions is not a scientific method.