Okay, I'd like to recommend something here:
Stop using RSOE as your map to explore Antarctica.
Instead, please use Google Earth.
Here is why I (and others) should be requesting this:
1) With Google Earth, you can quickly write down the Lat and Long coordinates and share those with everyone here on ATS. It's MUCH better than drawing
a box on a map. Especially when the map is stretched out like it is on RSOE and is not showing the true shape of Antarctica.
2) If you had been using Google Earth, the OP would have realized that she did in fact discover Man Made artifacts in her pictures! Google Earth will
indicate these spots, and even have links to surface pictures of these areas. That way you are not "discovering" something that is already known.
Specifically, the OP imaged several areas as strange or interesting, and in fact they are interesting, because that is where the
ALE Patriot Hills Base Camp
is. specifically these photos: (lat and long can be found in the
The OP noticed how these objects are evenly spaced. There's a good reason for that. They're tents that were left there:
In 2010, ALE moved and left this camp there. They are now at Union Glacier. But they did leave thing behind. If you zoom in, you can see shacks
While I applaud the OP's effort, and others enthusiasm, remember, Antarctica is not like searching images of the moon or Mars. Humans have left their
mark there quite a bit over the last 100 years You will find all sorts of artificial structures or things that do not look natural.
The key is being able to find out if what you have found is something that was put there in that last 100 years, or if it is truly a ancient find.
In order to do that, you need to look at images that may have marks (such as Google Earth) that can indicate this, or if even with Google Earth there
is none, do some research on the area. The internet is filled with vast amounts of information on Antarctica including expeditions and research
stations, especially those that may have been abandoned and will be partially buried by snow and ice.
edit on 13-5-2013 by eriktheawful
because: (no reason given)
edit on 13-5-2013 by eriktheawful because: (no reason given)