IPOD image 11.14.05.. 'Everest on Mars'

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IPOD image 11.14.05.. 'Everest on Mars'

Post by Aqua » Thu Nov 17, 2005 8:45 pm


An earlier post by me mentioned the subject: 'Erosion on Mars at every scale':

This 'macro' 360° image from the top of the 'Husband Hills', from the MER rover 'Spirit', shows EXACTLY what I mean...

Note that all surface features, close by or far away appear rounded and weathered. NOTE the appearance of differentially fractionated/reduced sand dunes everywhere.

Literally EVERYTHING has been reduced by apparent RECENT weathering!

That is unless one believes, that the features shown in this image were created billions of years ago? Last time water flowed on the surface?

What's your take?

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Post by craterchains » Thu Nov 17, 2005 9:44 pm

,,, and you are sure all that "weathering" is by weather? :wink:

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Post by S. Bilderback » Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:59 pm

I don't think the gardener did it. :)

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Post by makc » Wed Nov 23, 2005 12:26 pm

duplicated. I'm not good at my thing lately :(