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Originally posted by Variable
Earth and Mars are not the same size ....
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.edit on 17/6/13 by 35Foxtrot because: (no reason given)
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.
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.
edit on 6/17/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)
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
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.
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 :-)
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.