Mars & Earth: A Comparison of Surface Maps And Some Questions

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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 05:01 AM
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While sifting through old maps of the Viking orbiter missions on Google Mars, I came across something that got me a bit confused. It's the colorization and shading of the imagery that got me thinking.

Actually, I just wanted to see what certain areas look like on the Viking maps. But then I noticed the rather clear difference between dark surface features and the lighter ones. While rotating the globe for a while, some of these extensive dark-areas somehow reminded me of something very familiar:


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I hope you see what I'm up to. The first thing I thought was: this cannot be, that's complete BS and it would be ridiculous to assume that the rough resemblance is more than Pareidolia, more than a random similarity or sheer coincidence ... and probably there's a technical reason for some areas to look darker than they would be in real Mars coloring, but I'm clearly not an expert on that matter.

Here's a projected map of the Viking imagery (rotated by 180°, slightly increased contrast):

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I'm also posting this, because it reminded me of this thread by another ATS member some time ago which explores the possibility of the planets in our solar system being representations of one and the same celestial body at different stages of evolution, in different dimensions and eras. I'm fully aware that this might sound stupid and would require making truly absurd assumptions about things like planet size, angular inclinations, space-time etc., but I thought I'd still post this to check if anybody else sees what I see.

Given the lack of facts & evidence as well as my purely morphological interpretation, I think this is the right forum to discuss something as highly speculative as this ... and apologies (in advance) if this should be too much of a stretch for all of us, I'd be happy to put this absurd idea to rest as quickly as possible!




posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 05:07 AM
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Wow uncanny that great find dude
Was Mars version 1 of earth? didn't work out so earth became Mars 2.0.
It really does look very similar, wonder If earth will look like mars in other ways in the future...I hope not.
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 06:05 AM
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Very nice find! This reminds me of the sun spot that resembled Haiti back in 2010 when there was that earthquake.
Did not hear about the space-time theory of the Solar System before, but that appears intriguing as well.
Who knows, maybe all the planets in our Solar System are representations of what could Earth could have turned out under different circumstances...or maybe I'm just getting off track here.

P.S.: Here's the link about the Haiti Sun Spot: Sunspot 1040 and the Haitian Earthquake



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 06:10 AM
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I believe those first 2 comparison photos should be swapped with each other....You'll see what I mean...

The projected map has got me..... a lot of similarities to earth.

Plausable !
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 06:44 AM
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Interesting find plausable or not!
I wonder how it would look if water was on the surface? If it was the same then what a WOW that would be.
We know and understand so little about the mechanics and purpose of it all!
Would be great to get a snapshot of knowledge 10,000 years from now.
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 06:51 AM
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How bizarre!....I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned/spotted before.

Great spot



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 07:12 AM
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Nice find!

Always fun to imagine all the "what if's" and the possibility's.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 07:20 AM
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Good find! It begs the question, were we once on Mars before we terra-formed Earth as a replica when we knew life on Mars was eventually going to become impossible? Is Venus next? How about a whole new theory that Venus is purposely being shrouded by what appears to be a thick atmosphere while it undergoes terraformation?

EDIT: OR what if Venus and Mars were previously inhabited and they had to move to Earth as their planets became more uninhabitable. Would explain a lot of the ancient civilisations, cultural and religious differences. Bloody foreigners!
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 09:45 AM
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I blame the Castros. I mean, look how huge he made Mars-Cuba in that second image! The russki missiles weren't enough! No.... Those commies needed to "compensate" for their size issues in such a grand way.
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 10:21 AM
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Don't know what to think of it but it is indeed a very nice find.

While there are several stories about how intelligent life allegedly migrated to Earth from Mars when it became uninhabitable, I've never hear of or seen any reference to the possibility of geographical similarities. How weird?

F&S for the OP!
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 10:49 AM
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It's very plausible that Mars and Earth could/should have similar topology. Geologic processes are believed to be the same everywhere just as physics should be the same everywhere. The dynamism has shut down for some reason on Mars, but it's believed to be because it's core solidified. It's smaller than Earth and Earth got supercharged by a collision creating a spinning molten core and with it a strong magnetic dynamo.

As for pattern matching, the human brain is a super computer with bugs in the SW. Why, just the other day I saw an image of Jesus in the anus of a dog. It was remarkably accurate to my recollection of what Jesus should look like.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:11 AM
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Im glad I clicked on this thread. Nice find man. This is the first time I've ever seen or heard anything like this.This is the most original thread I've read all week on ATS
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posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 11:39 AM
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Ok when I first saw this I thought WHAT THE? HOW DID I MISS THAT?

See I love MARS always have and have actually studied it for years. I have photographed it and have a near obsession with it. So you can imagine my surprise!

Then I read...




Here's a projected map of the Viking imagery (rotated by 180°, slightly increased contrast):


I have even made my own Mars...



It is neat but not entirely convincing.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 12:17 PM
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Great find op!!


And the poster above me... well that is uncanny.. star for you too..



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 12:25 PM
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NASA BUSTED!

using fakery or forged earth images to represent mars reality.
now look at the shuttle program, ISS, mars rover project etc.
in this new light.
is anything they present to us sheep genuine?
what does the earth even really look like?

HA!



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 12:26 PM
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Fascinating, S+F and definitely worth it.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 12:37 PM
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Originally posted by InverseLookingGlass
It's very plausible that Mars and Earth could/should have similar topology. Geologic processes are believed to be the same everywhere just as physics should be the same everywhere. The dynamism has shut down for some reason on Mars, but it's believed to be because it's core solidified. It's smaller than Earth and Earth got supercharged by a collision creating a spinning molten core and with it a strong magnetic dynamo.


No, no, no, no! impossible under any plausible current theories of terra forming
and statistics.
use occams razor, and cut out the crap.
don't trust the imagery offered up by a source with a very shady past history
(of suspected fakery).
they have used one image to created the other (tweeked in photoshop), while presenting
both as real representations to the public.



As for pattern matching, the human brain is a super computer with bugs in the SW. Why, just the other day I saw an image of Jesus in the anus of a dog. It was remarkably accurate to my recollection of what Jesus should look like.

well, a DOG's back-ward is GOD afterall!



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 12:58 PM
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wow are these legit? if so that very interesting and i mean very very interesting



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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Wow, This is very interesting finding! Good eye. earth.
I'm pretty sure that mars was once inhabitable and could support carbon based lifeforms at one point. The problem with mars is that its atmosphere is filled with greenhouse gasses. such as Carbon Dioxide which as you know is the by-product of many things such as cars, hairspray, burning coal, etc. Maybe when/if it was inhabited the possible sentient beings, they destroyed mars much as we have destroyed.



posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 02:00 PM
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The original garden of Eden left to go fallow. Would love to have people exploring there, I am hoping it will happen someday in my life time!





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