Amazing Images From Mars (Mars Express, ESA)

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posted on Oct, 10 2013 @ 10:28 PM
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Full image can be downloaded here:
spaceinimages.esa.int...


Full image can be downloaded here:
spaceinimages.esa.int...

(I recommend the TIF format, awesome also as desktop backgrounds
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The "Hebes Chasm" on Mars.

There is a mountain, as high as Mt. Everest (8000m) deep in a Valley, the valley itself is 8000m deep.

"Hebes Chasma is an enclosed trough, almost 8000 m deep, in Valles Marineris, the Grand Canyon of Mars, where water is believed to have flowed. The High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA’s Mars Express studied the area providing new pictorial clues to its history. "

In the first pic, the mountain inside the giant valley, the sides alone are approx. 200km in length.
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posted on Oct, 10 2013 @ 10:30 PM
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This just proves that Nasa takes hugh definition pictures of Mars and that they are very careful for which ones they give out the public



posted on Oct, 10 2013 @ 10:33 PM
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Thanks for sharing, the pics are great!

That one section of canyon looks like an impact crater...



posted on Oct, 10 2013 @ 10:51 PM
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NoRulesAllowed


A square crater?



posted on Oct, 10 2013 @ 11:41 PM
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I dunno mang. Been following mars for more than a decade, too much radiation, to inhospitable, I guess you never know though..

IMO Mars is fantastic, but sadly has nothing that NASA should hide.

Sorry, that's the Shill in me coming out..



posted on Oct, 10 2013 @ 11:51 PM
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Nice pics for sure. The contrast is striking and the sediment resembles shadows or oil in some areas.

Looks like a mining area where a giant shovel took out a chunk and some martian oil leaked out.


A dark patch appears to pool like spilt ink across the debris. It is most likely loose material that has slid down the walls from an intermediate layer. Melted ice could have played a role by weakening the rocks to create its flow-like appearance.

"Most likely eh?" The area at bottom right looks like ice with a subtle reflection.
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posted on Oct, 10 2013 @ 11:52 PM
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The details of the central mesa inside Hebes Chasma are seen in close-up detail in this perspective view.
The words "perspective view" indicate that the image has been manipulated and overlayed on a terrain model, like what Google Earth does. This is the image which was used:


The resolution of the image is about 15m/pixel.



posted on Oct, 10 2013 @ 11:58 PM
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Yeah a square crater. Its just the way the canyon absorbed it.







The way that ridge is compressed and lifted seems to have been struck
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posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 12:09 AM
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So where is the UFO from the picture to be found in these shots the op provided?




posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 12:58 AM
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AthlonSavage
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This just proves that Nasa takes hugh definition pictures of Mars and that they are very careful for which ones they give out the public

The pictures in this thread are from the European Space Agency (ESA): www.esa.int...

Those of you with red-green glasses can see it in 3D:
spaceinimages.esa.int...

It looks awesome in 3D!


This area can be explored in great detail in Google Earth (Mars mode), if you switch to "CTX Mosaic" in Global Maps. For example, here's that dark "pool" in the square feature of the chasma:
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posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 01:11 AM
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Yeah, it looks sweet with glasses.

There is my crater, if its a crater I get to name it!! right??



 



wildespace



Yeah I noticed that pool and highlighted in other pic. There is a dark layer in that rock as well.
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posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 01:25 AM
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It's not a crater. It's two slump canyons.



posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 01:28 AM
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I'm gonna name it "Crater of Dark Water"!!

after:

"The Pirates of Dark Water" - Intro
www.youtube.com/watch?v=LH_7SS534X8
www.youtube.com...
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posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 09:14 AM
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AthlonSavage
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This just proves that Nasa takes hugh definition pictures of Mars and that they are very careful for which ones they give out the public


These are not true "pictures", but rather they are 3D computer generated terrains (using elevation data and image data).

Basically, ESA is constructing a computer-generated 3D model of the terrain, and then they are overlaying the picture on top of it, and adding false color. They then manipulate the 3D model in a computer by turning it so the view is more horizontal.

So there is quite a bit of manipulation and computer generation going on with these images.


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posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 12:36 PM
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Looks like a WHOLE lot of water had eroded those canyon walls.

That sure looks apparent.



posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 01:36 PM
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abeverage
Looks like a WHOLE lot of water had eroded those canyon walls.

That sure looks apparent.


It's been apparent for a while. NASA and ESA have already found river beds and what look like shore of large lakes or seas. Planetary scientists are pretty well convinced that a lot of water once flowed on the surface of Mars.



posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 02:21 PM
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Soylent Green Is People

abeverage
Looks like a WHOLE lot of water had eroded those canyon walls.

That sure looks apparent.


It's been apparent for a while. NASA and ESA have already found river beds and what look like shore of large lakes or seas. Planetary scientists are pretty well convinced that a lot of water once flowed on the surface of Mars.



Yes I know this but thanks!



posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 02:28 PM
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Since those images from ESA are false-colour, here's a true-colour (RGB) image from MRO's HiRISE camera, at 25 cm/pixel resolution:
hirise-pds.lpl.arizona.edu...

Source: hirise.lpl.arizona.edu...

Some cool sand layering there.

P.S. a bit disappointed that the guy ranting about NASA got a whole bunch of stars, and my reply to him got only one. But I guess that's how it works at ATS.



posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 02:47 PM
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VoidHawk

NoRulesAllowed


A square crater?


Indeed! Someone needs to prove that this is not a computer generated rendering,
similar to those used in manys a sci-fi movie!

NASA are not to be trusted. Simple as!
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posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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Arrrgh. Double post.
See intended post below.

Sorry, but I clicked "quote" instead of "edit"
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