posted on Mar, 16 2004 @ 08:33 PM
Having enjoyed looking at all the Mars photo's available lately, I commonly zoom in to look at the details.
I found something very interesting.
It appears, that there surface 'vents' or 'fissure's' that are emitting a plume of a gas. Whether it is steam, sulfur gas, or smoke, I can not
tell. But what I can tell is it appears to be three of them in the following picture.
The next picture has the arrows indicating my description of the plume's.
Yellow Arrows ... points to plume source.
Green Arrows ... indicates a prevailing wind that carries all three plume's 'downwind'.
Red Circle ... General area of individual plume.
Notice how the plume 'smoke' seems to be blowing up and out from the point of origin, then the smoke gets cought in the breeze, blows downwind, and
dissipates shortly thereafter. I have studied these pictures, and there appears, in the single plume, that the smoke is opaque and the rock just
behind it, can be made-out fairly clearly.
Below are two 'zoomed-out shots I priovided for reference to the actual shot, for your own verification if you wish, on the plume's location.
So what could these be?
If it is a pressurized gas release, then, could it be steam? Or is it more likely planetary flatulations of another type?