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Exploded view is engineering term for zoomed in
use the brick overlay to guide your eyes to the corner feature
'the picture which is more zoomed in, out of the two I posted'
'the more exploded one of the two (pictures)'
if you follow the line of rocks from around 10 oclock you will notice that it zig zags rectangler,as if buildings once stood there.
reply to post by jeep3r
are you seeing a ships figurehead in that mass?
preservation .. would this be increased in an oxygen starved atmosphere?
things could look pretty good after the great atmosphere burn off
1: wind and sand erosion /attrition
4: water / combination with acids and salts
5: dust devils/ a rare phenomenon , subset phenomena from position 1
6: meteorites and space objects
7: blue it resource consumption
8: mermaids tears *
Well, if it actually was something along those lines (something extraordinary and non-natural) it would indeed require making some additional and probably hilarious assumptions. But what does 'hilarious' mean in the context of a martian past that, at some point, was dominated by various cataclysms and unknown geological processes ...
As long as we're just scratching the surface, everything's possible, isn't it? An ocean is likely to have existed, but where are signs of past marine life? That's a problem and we're still searching. Which is kind of inconvenient when assuming something artifical might be there, unless we consider some visitors having left behind some of their technology in the distant past.
At the same time, we need to acknowledge that there are no close-ups of marine looking formations. A lot of it is always in the farfield of the cams, no way to get any details. Only vague hints, no visual evidence which is frustrating, in a way ...
With regard to preservation: it could be possible in case certain events (such as burial under sediments) prohibited complete degradation of potential structures. An example for this is the rediscovery of the Mary Rose. And that was an example of a construction made of wood(!). Nearly 430 years underwater and buried beneath sedimentary layers, yet rediscovered in an extraordinary shape.