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This picture was just posted on USA today. They said its from NASA JPL Images.
Looks like dry brush, or trees to me? Of course I am probably wrong, but wanted to share and have your opinions on this.
Have a look!
If any of the Mods could help me put the picture up it would be great. Its been a long time since i visited and don't quite remember how to put images and other stuff here.
edit on 16-3-2014 by The Coward because: (no reason given)
reply to post by The Coward
This, to me, just looks like ice.
The 'trees' we're seeing are merely cracks in the ice that are spread along the surface giving the illusion that they're growing outwards.
If these were trees you'd have to assume that the cracks going downwards are trees too. I've never before seen an upside down treeedit on 11/10/2012 by Joneselius because: (no reason given)
In the winter, as temperatures fall to around -153 Celsius (-243 F), carbon dioxide freezes, forming a few-meter-deep layer of dry ice. When the winter ends and sunlight strikes the dry ice, it sublimates into gas, creating massive winds that travel at 250 mph (400 kph).
the black splotches are believed to be explosive pock marks left behind by sublimating CO2.
In the latest in what has become an on-going series of aggressive, push-the-envelope statements by Sir Arthur C. Clarke, he has again managed to upset the apple cart by directly stating what so few in the planetary sciences community are willing to admit -- things are not as we have been told regarding our solar system