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- Taken by
- Gary Proffitt
- Explore score
- 0.07 Gigapixels
- Date added
- Jan 22, 2014
- Date taken
- architectural, astrophotography, cityscapes, environmental, forensic, landscape, nature, photojournalism
Beautiful and stunning larger map, click below
I couldn't believe my eyes when I stumbled across this image at a secret location on
Mars as we can see markings that are setting
out the past land which would of held more water into plots that are connected by what seems
like irrigation or even drainage ditches to drain off excess water from possible agricultural plantations.
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The markings are in fact made up from a series of circular indentations though this could be weathering that has created the larger miniature craters but take serious note as non of these lines simply end in the middle of a plot, nor do they follow any structured layering in the bedrock, in fact they run contrary to any visible striations in the said bedrock, also you can clearly see that some corners intersect other adjoining squares but all connecting "canals" are neat so we have evidence of intelligent life once on Mars that must of at one time been able to farm and communicate to create such workings and possibly this is how the last areas of Mars that held water were cultivated until the final demise of Mars water cycle.The sizes of the plots are between 200-400 feet long and it would be ludicrous to even imagine that natural events can create perfect complex cubic matrix designs such as are on display in this fine example.
Historical beliefs concerning canals on Mars
For a time in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it was erroneously believed that there were canals on Mars. These were a network of long straight lines in the equatorial regions from 60° N. to 60° S. Lat. on the planet Mars. They were first described by the Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli during the opposition of 1877, and confirmed by later observers. Schiaparelli called these canali, which was translated into English as "canals". The Irish astronomer Charles E. Burton made some of the earliest drawings of straight-line features on Mars, although his drawings did not match Schiaparelli's. By the early 20th century, improved astronomical observations revealed the "canals" to be an optical illusion, and modern high resolution mapping of the Martian surface by spacecraft shows no such features.
Perhaps its time scientists looked realistically
at spacecrafts pictures of Mars and also sent
modern quality cameras to investigate the planet
Mars properly !