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Well, it's not really airstrips, I guess, but that was - in fact - the best analogy I could come up with to describe 3 nearly rectangular "strips" that caught my attention while checking satellite imagery acquired by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). The interesting thing about these 'strips' is that they are all ~1000m across (lengthwise). Coincidence? You be the judge ...
All of the below formations are located within a range of 25 kilometers in a region called 'Hellas Planitia'. The images are grey-scale and were taken using the HiRISE Context Camera (CTX) with a resolution of ~5m/pixel. Here goes a map with all 3 formations in one overview (MRO CTX Source Image):
...The first formation is probably the most noteworthy, mostly due to the various subdivisions which seem to be logical proportions of the base dimensions, eg. 100m (1/10th of 1km), 50m (1/20th of 1km) and so on...
...The fact that all of the above formations have roughly the same length incl. similar straight features over a distance of one kilometer made me think it might be worth posting this. That's not to say that these are necessarily artificial structures, but even in geological terms this could be of interest given these extraordinary alignments and subdivisions. Should anybody happen to know similar formations on Earth displaying such patterns, I'd be grateful for any additional information and/or comparisons.
Thanks for reading up to here and I'm very much looking forward to your thoughts on this ...
I've been on here a loooong time and I started out the younger wanna find the secret base type but as I got older ans saw more and more 'look at this' posts it became clear people would see anything they wanted to see in rocks and clouds etc etc.
I've seen people claim lizards, skeletons, aircraft, engines, cans and a whole lot else on Mars yet we have to be honest and admit its rocks, sand and shadows. This airport is no different, its merely natural items set out in a symmetrical way as seen all over earth.
These comparisons are amazing, I wasn't aware of those features located near Puma Punku.
Talking about billions of years erosion here? Then it could be some intelligently made by some civilization.. I don't know I'm neutral about this? But nevertheless worth discussing..edit on 0b18America/ChicagoSun, 16 Feb 2014 13:20:18 -0600vAmerica/ChicagoSun, 16 Feb 2014 13:20:18 -06001 by 0bserver1 because: (no reason given)
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All those features are parallel to the sides of the photos, do you think that's a coincidence?