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Geometric formations on Mars

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posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 10:13 AM
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With geometric formations on celestial bodies seeming to be the flavor of the month, I ran across images like this on Mars:



You can see six-sided hexagons and five-sided pentagons. NASA says they are the result of volcanic processes.

hirise.lpl.arizona.edu...
High Resolution

There are similar formations on Earth.

The Giant's Causeway, in Ireland:



www.flickr.com...



Harrat Khaybar




The presence of tuff cones -- formed by eruption of lava in the presence of water together with other volcanic features indicative of water -- in the Harrat Khaybar suggest that the local climate was much wetter during some periods of volcanic activity. Today, however, the regional climate is hyperarid -- little to no yearly precipitation -- leading to an almost total lack of vegetation.


spacestation-shuttle.blogspot.com...

This may be a good analog of what happened on Mars. There are probably more erosion processes at work on Earth, rounding out the features.

How did Hoagland miss these?




posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 10:20 AM
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I just channeled Hoogland.

He says those are volcano fences to keep the marsheep safe.

You know, because martian sheep eat sand and gravel instead of grass.......
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posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 10:50 AM
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Looks like rained last night in a sandbox. I thought mars was the red planet
Looks like the beach we got here, thick clay. Or maybe theyre tryin to warn the pentagon ah ha



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 02:36 PM
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He says those are volcano fences to keep the marsheep safe.


Could be. It might also be hyper-dimensional vortices using tachyons and quantum entanglement for instantaneous communications.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 02:41 PM
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IMO- they look like impact craters with wind erosion.



posted on Mar, 15 2012 @ 03:16 PM
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Eroded craters seem to form hexagonal and pentagonal formations. As you can see in this picture of the moon, there are hundreds of them. Particularly the older more eroded craters.
www.rc-astro.com...



The possibility of impacts of large meteorites on the thin crust of the early moon accounting for the formation of the hexagonal lunar craters is discussed. Solidified basalts comprising a lunar crust of thickness 10 to 50 km characteristic of the earliest stage in lunar evolution are shown to have a large-scale hexagonal pillar structure, due to the effects of shrinkage. Results of experimental simulations of the propagation in this hexagonal pillar structure of the shock wave generated by the impact of a meteorite of diameter 10 km and mass 10 to the 15th kg on the lunar crust are then presented which demonstrate the pushing away from a central circular shock of pillars resting on a low-friction surface in a hexagonal pattern

from this site: adsabs.harvard.edu...

Edit: I feel like Phage!
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