Strange Spots on Mars: Space.com

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"There is no place like Mars for fueling speculation about geologic features that must have been created by intelligent beings. Now scientists bring us the Fortune Cookie photo."

http://www.space.com/imageoftheday/image_of_day_030731.html [Broken]
 
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Seems pretty interesting...

do you have any ideas?
 

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Originally posted by Sourire
Seems pretty interesting...

do you have any ideas?

I go with whatever NASA says. I consider this an issue of Martian geology...just good old fashioned science.:smile:

But what a strange looking photo eh?
 
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These are not fortune cookies,
they are 3-D Pac-Men. So many of
them seem to be objects separate
from the ground that are sitting
on the ground.

They can't be "dunes". They could
be sculpted by wind and abrasive
particles from something harder
than loose sand: the martian equi-
valent of sandstone.
 

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