Clarification on this object

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Lumpy79







PostPosted: November 1, 2012 7:16 PM 

Hello, this is my first post but i have searched the forum and google with no information on the thing i can see on Mars.

I am using google Mars. I was just exloring the planet but came across this very odd object? It appears to be a swirling blue energy field lying on a crater wall.

Now, i know my mind could be playing tricks or the camera that took it, even shadow tricks and so on. It also appears to be casting a shadow which would make it a solid structure maybe? i don't know.

Coords: 70 40'00.04"S 48 14'41.73"E

What are people's thoughts?

Dana Johnson


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PostPosted: November 2, 2012 6:26 AM 

Try these sources of information.
JMARS
http://jmars.asu.edu/
HiRISE
http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/anazitisi.php

dbn


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PostPosted: January 5, 2013 5:09 PM 

Two closer images of it for you from the MOC:

http://viewer.mars.asu.edu/planetview/inst/moc/E0800995

http://viewer.mars.asu.edu/planetview/inst/moc/E0701875#start

I think it is a more freshly formed crater within an older crater. The new one seems to be filled with ice - likely carbon dioxide rich spots in those black areas.





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