posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 04:45 PM
reply to post by Phage
Thanks for shedding some light on this, Phage
Official page of the Viking image set from NASA's photo journal
The image referenced above is the one used for the overlay in Google Mars. It should represent the visible spectrum of light reflected by the martian
topography. But I understood that the laser-altimeter data from the MOLA instrument (MGS) shows that current
elevation data does not relate to
coloring or shading, which makes sense.
Frankly, I was intrigued by the similarity of the shaded areas (rotated ot not) and was starting to think about continental drift, rising ocean
levels, millions of years of planetary evolution and, ultimately, some cataclysmic event leading to what can be seen in the OP, in a different
dimension of space & time.
But as I mentioned in the beginning: I'll be happy to dismiss such thoughts due to the lack of any further evidence. Thanks again for your input!
edit on 17-6-2013 by jeep3r because: text