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Strange Spots on Mars: Space.com

  1. Aug 1, 2003 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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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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  3. Aug 2, 2003 #2
    Seems pretty interesting...

    do you have any ideas?
  4. Aug 2, 2003 #3

    Ivan Seeking

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    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?
  5. Aug 4, 2003 #4
    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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