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

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posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by Variable
Earth and Mars are not the same size ....



But they may have been at one point... here's a decent little theory that has been thrown around here before:





posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 01:00 PM
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I'm basically to the point of not believing pretty much anything any govt agency says. If those are the original viking photos yet "coincidentally" look very much like earth topology without water and shaded a different color, I have to say something is very off somewhere.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 01:03 PM
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That is incredible. Excellent work. I don't doubt there could be humanoid civilizations at various stages of evolution as seen in the original star trek. The map work blows my mind. Hopefully someone with deep knowledge of this area has input, I'll read all replies. Thanks for this post.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 01:06 PM
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Perhaps we can begin to understand this if we look how similar solar systems and galaxies appear in overall morphology? Does this apply to planets of generally the same mass as earth and mars that are generally the same distance from a star like our sun? Guessing.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 01:07 PM
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Originally posted by 35Foxtrot
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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True, in this map you can't see that florida is urinating on cuba like on real maps.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 01:09 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.

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.



RED ALERT: Heres the real good answer I was looking for. I agree. Regarding the continents looking the same, its the same with seeing elephants in the clouds



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 01:27 PM
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I am newly obsessed with space and particularly Mars...enjoying your post immensely!



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 01:34 PM
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Originally posted by SouthernRain55
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I am newly obsessed with space and particularly Mars...enjoying your post immensely!




Then I suggest you look up David Icke and his theory regarding earth's moon. You will enjoy it.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 01:54 PM
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Interesting find.
Raises a lot of questions.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 01:58 PM
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That's a pretty cool comparison!

If nothing else it is definitely weird!



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 02:27 PM
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Wow that's amazing... really stunning I also made several art Like versions of Mars myself , but I never noticed this resemblance. ..you have a great eye for details. . S&F



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 02:28 PM
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Really nice work , what did U use to make them?



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 02:32 PM
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This is awesome! I mean out of all the years Ive been reading this sight and just recently joining this is the coolest post yet.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 02:54 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
The region that vaguely resembles Africa is actually two named albedo features; Terra Tyrrhena and Syrtis Major Planum.

The region that barely resembles South America is immediately to the east of "Africa" and is rotated 90º. It is composed of Terra Sabaea and Terra Meridiani.

As can be seen however, the albedo features don't have much relationship to the actual topography.


mola.gsfc.nasa.gov...

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It would make for a good "alternative future" sci-fi story. Imagine if there had been life on Mars, and the Martians saw the Earth with all its continents, then figured that if they could see the Earth, then Earthians would also have maps of their own planet and see Mars, so they draw outlines of Earth's continents on their deserts.



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 03:23 PM
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Originally posted by 0bserver1
Wow that's amazing... really stunning I also made several art Like versions of Mars myself , but I never noticed this resemblance. ..you have a great eye for details. . S&F


Thanks! An MOC map of Mars, Photoshop, and Brcye 5



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 04:08 PM
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Originally posted by abeverage

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.


Thanks a lot for posting this, abeverage, and apologies for getting back to you only now.

This is indeed amazing work and I suppose it represents what Mars would look like with water based on today's elevation and height-map data? I wonder whether it could have looked different in the (very remote) past ...

Thanks again!



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posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 04:19 PM
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Originally posted by Lady_Tuatha
I found this from an old article on space.com

Mars Map; Similarities to Earth Revealed




high-resolution map of Mars's magnetic field indicates that the red planet's crust once moved like present-day Earth's. The map was pieced together from observations of Mars's magnetic field taken by NASA's Mars Global Surveyor (MGS). It reveals that the planet's surface was shaped in the same manner as Earth's - by giant crustal plates pulling apart or smashing together.




That says that Mars did have shifty surface, like we do :-)


Thanks for digging this up! It would indeed make speculations about plate-tectonics and continental drift a bit more plausible, I suppose.

When looking at the OP, I'm still trying to wrap my head around why South-America would be rotated at that particular location ... but perhaps I shouldn't go too much into the details and just wait for others to tear this idea to shreds!



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 04:29 PM
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Thanks for the posting the vid, never heard of that theory before ... !

IDK ... if, for a minute, we factor out all the huge problems that would arise from the scenario in the OP (some of which had been addressed in Pharaoh's thread), we could continue, for example, by asking the following questions:

(1) Were the dark areas at some point in the past elevations that were exposed to an external force (heat? meteors? something else?)

(2) Were the light areas covered (and protected) by oceans and thus less affected by that external force?

(3) Or is the shading really completely unrelated to the history of Mars and the visible terrain?

Those were the things that first came to my mind when looking at the imagery. Perhaps there's someone out there who can shed some light on that.

It's still a crazy idea, I know. Just as crazy as how this thread took off. I didn't really expect that much interest in the subject, but I'm glad I got it out there and thanks again to all of you for adding your input ...




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posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 04:59 PM
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Originally posted by VoidWalker
 

This is awesome! I mean out of all the years Ive been reading this sight and just recently joining this is the coolest post yet.


Thanks, VoidWalker, and - belatedly - welcome to ATS!

I see you're open for ideas that aren't really mainstream, so I'm sure you'll enjoy your time here as a member. I very much look forward to your threads ... !



posted on Jun, 18 2013 @ 06:20 PM
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Sorry. Late to my own the party! Yes thats eaxactly what I mean


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