Crazy right angle formations on Mars...

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  1. Dark_Convoy

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    Weird... it almost looks like the edge of where a building sat.
     
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    If real, this is really cool. I'll check in a few days and judge then if its still cool.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing. About how large would that main slab be?
     
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    It's home base after a Little League game.
     
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    Its an area that NASA concreted for Mr.T to park his van on should he ever decide to drive to Mars.
     
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    Any idea of how big this slab is?

    I will not be surprised in the least if NASA finds proof of an ancient Martian civilization.

    Question is, would they ever release such proof to the public?
     
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    It's interesting, but then again it could just be part of the terrain that was unusually straight naturally.
     
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    Right angles are good enough for me, I say we excavate it! Send afew of those little probes and equip them with a shovel and a brush.
     
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    Doesn't look like a perfect right angle. I say it's just an oddity like the "face".
     
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    I think it may be a bed of dried up sediment, like in a riverbed or delta - which would be very exciting in it's own right!
     
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    It isn't a perfect right abgle, but it isn't curved either. Nothing in nature on a macroscopic level is straight.
     
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    That's pretty cool. And it looks like some trench or wash out along the "exposed" sides.
     
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    I don't see how nature would or could form something this straight and defined.
     
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    Yea but I also see a rock in there that looks like it could be the fossilized skull of some crazy Martian creature. Towards the bottom right of the picture, it's a rock with 2 holes at about the same level and then two other holes underneath it that would be the nose cavity and the mouth.

    It's some interesting stuff, but I really think it's more wishful thinking than anything else.
     
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    the last few pics remind me of the water and wind eroded planes in the middle of new mexico and arizona. nothing man made imo, but there was water to make that kind of erosion i feel. As for the right angle the only time i have EVER seen right angles in nature have been certain forms of rock/crystals or simply crystals, however we would see evidence of shiny material if it was any crystaline object, otherwise rock covered crystals take on the rough shape of rock. there is ALWAYS the chance of a natural instance, but i'll be damned if thats a stretch...hmm.

    EDIT: now that i reconsider, there can also be angles like this in certain rocky formations, but these are caused by upwards thrust that i know of, and not on a flat scale.
     
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    Beachrock tends to crack in right angles. There are also some underwater structures off the coast of Japan, that a lot of people think is man made, but if you go to the nearby cliffs, you can see the water breaking off blocks of rock, and it all breaks at right angles.
     

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