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Quadrata Martis (Latin;Squares of Mars), image rotation of 20.5 degrees by Gary Proffitt

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Gary Proffitt Gary Proffitt
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0.40 Gigapixels
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Feb 07, 2014
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architectural, astrophotography, environmental, experimental, forensic, landscape, nature

QUADRATA MARTIS, Hellas Planitia, Mars.
Click on the snapshot icon and then all the thumbnail images with comments for a guided tour of this very special location with many mysteries
NEW watch and enjoy my new youtube video spotlighting Quadrata Martis, click below
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There can be observed a very interesting area(see snapshots) that resides directly South of the plots that has more abstract structure and an increased density towards a centre that could possibly be the remains of a colony that may of been the living quarters for a social group of intelligent creatures that somehow and for some reason cultivated this land to survive.There are a number of rock outcrops and islands that also have very unusual features with wider arrays of grooves that join up with many vertical pathways through the terraced areas.
In ancient Roman religion and myth, Mars (Latin: Mārs, Martis) was the god of war and also an agricultural guardian, a combination characteristic of early Rome and its interesting to think that we may have evidence here of agricultural activity and I wonder what the Romans would of thought of this amazing image if they had still been around to witness its charming mystery.
Some theoretical evaluation of observations
and speculative suggestions(see snapshots for referencing).
In no particular order;
(1).....An advanced Martian life form that could of died out through environmental change and there is some evidence in the contouring of the squared area to suggest that this area was aquatic and may of been a shallow seasonal sea or flood plain that has escaped the erosion processes that have grossly altered the rest of this area.
(2).....A stranded alien ship that landed millions of years ago brought intelligent members of a far off race that maintained some
cultivation of a once wetter and warmer climate.
(3).....A complex new type of glaciation that can create cubic designs via thawing erosion though this has never happened on Earth apart from striation effects(glacial lines).
(4).....A Complex new type of fluvial marking
though again this is not known on Earth at this density or configuration.
(5).....An Alien race that used Mars as either a base or too Acquire Minerals or even the Gases from the atmosphere itself on the basis that the Planet was sterile.
(6).....Our own species could of visited Mars in the distant past by using time travel and left a few clues for us and although this seems impossible too us now I fully believe that all four dimensions can be travelled using technology and Sciences that we are far from conceiving.
I can remember investigating Einstein's theory of relativity when I was only twelve and discovering that if you travel faster than the speed of light then the equation states that you will go back in time and try testing the equation for yourselves, check the results and then ask yourselves why it is that on every recent historical event, lights and orbs have been seen in the skies including when Christopher Columbus and his crew approached the New world and also the Apollo moon landings to name but a few.
This area has many very angular and cubic irrigation type markings that defy conventional known natural creation.There is a number of island like rock plateaus that are a number of metres higher than the area to the north and west.Glaciation and/or flooding has occurred and a lot of debris has been strewn across this area.There are strange markings to the bottom of this area that seem as if an underground colony may of existed and to this there are a number of raised markings that lead up to the irrigated plots that could once of been used in cultivation of food sources.
All in all it does not require much imagination or science to assume that there is a huge collection of smoking guns that point to intelligent habitation and environmental development at some point in Mars ancient past at Quadrata Martis.
I have discovered a relationship between the axial tilt of Mars and the orientation of the Squares and rectangles that are intelligently designed around this specific area of Hellas Planitia.The current axial tilt is 25 degrees which is similar but coincidental to Earth's 23.5 degrees and whatever etched these irrigation channels, territorial markings, pathways or what ever function they may of been , did so in relation to the setting and rising sun at a specific time in the Martian Year in my opinion based on the evidence but of course this is mostly speculation on my observant part without researched proof.This image is also doubled in width and height to allow better zoom of detail.

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  1. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (February 22, 2014, 10:38PM )

    When you consider that there must be over a million species of life that has evolved on Earth in its history from one set of DNA then we can not only assume that the universe must contain other life but that life must be the most abundant form of complex molecular creations and we have not matched the nano technology of life yet and can only marvel its superb design...

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    Gary Proffitt (February 16, 2014, 06:44PM )

    May I remind people that if Columbus had listened to all the critics in the world that said you could not go round the planet in a ship to find a route to the east as you would fall of the edge of the world into a lake of fire, then we would not even of gone to the moon or took these beautiful pictures of Mars as history would of been altered dramatically and on that subject does everyone know the story of Columbus and his crew seeing lights rising out of the water and racing into the heavens, they faced possible execution by the church when they got back home but told the story and faced the music in court because and this is my point in this tale, they were willing to take on the challenges of discovery and let everyone know what they had found as they had the true pioneering spirit, and on that note I think we should all wish we had a little bit of what he and his crew had in our veins...

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    Gary Proffitt (February 16, 2014, 06:27PM )

    I think that the major problem with all Mars exploration, post mariner 9 is that the public have been so let down by over expectation of competitively low tech space probes and the results so poor that the end result is that most modern mission objectives are based on low expectations of repetitive conformation of Mars being geologically and chemically dead in comparison to Earth.And on those grounds is it any wonder I dust off one of NASAs MRO images to find this stunning data as clearly most space scientists are so busy telling everyone the safest option of "we told you so" that they have forgotten the first three laws of discovery, observe, observe and keep observing to you find something...

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    Gary Proffitt (February 14, 2014, 08:46PM )

    It seems that here on Earth we are probably very late developers in the race of life in the universe and we like to fool ourselves into thinking that life and we for that matter are unique but the stark reality from this observation is that life being only seeded from a combination of chemical reactions can spurn not only on planets but possibly proto-planets and even asteroids and meteorites if the given conditions are favourable for what ever self replicating chemical combination manifests.I personally suspect that intelligent life is very common in the Universe and we have probably been visited by many forms that have IQs in the region of 1500 or by there drones that research and map out the galaxy having full mastery of movement through space time.

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    Gary Proffitt (February 11, 2014, 03:39PM )

    If Mankind wishes to be successful at astro-biology then we need to not only start thinking outside of the box, but beyond the comprehension of our own biosphere that we call Earth.

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    Gary Proffitt (February 11, 2014, 03:36PM )

    I am not completely convinced that only water and carbon based life can pervade in the limitless universe as different temperatures and gas or liquid pressures would rule out water as a viable chemical transmission system option and until we explore other natural and processed molecules that can operate better at other environmental ranges, it is best that we don't limit our knowledge with our own localised trinity.

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    Gary Proffitt (February 08, 2014, 11:12PM )

    I do believe that there are some new satellite survey systems that are being used on Earth to locate underground ruins and I would think that for areas like this it would be very interesting to see what such a system could find on Mars!

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    Gary Proffitt (February 08, 2014, 11:00PM )

    I have considered glaciation processes as a possible explanation but there are no known cubic effects on Earth apart from some that have also diagonal splitting of the Ice.I have researched ancient agricultural markings also from Earth and most have many three sided areas as diagonals again come into play.There are very few diagonal markings in this area and some complex order is apparent that must be logically created and cant simply be classed as geological because that would be incoherent with all known natural sciences to then dismiss this important mystery that needs solving comprehensively and not lightly as this would simply then not be a scientifically accurate explanation.

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    Gary Proffitt (February 08, 2014, 10:25PM )

    Thank you sea1jxw, I realised that after I got the first online feature of this amazing site that although we can relate to the cubic nature of the markings, the angle was a hindrance to the public's interpretation so I decided after reading up about the axial tilt of Mars, that perhaps I should correct the orientation as there is no magnetic north on Mars and only the solar orientation would mean anything to any creature on Mars.I believe these markings to be quite ancient but there is evidence that something may be living under the surface now that may burrow but of course we cannot see under the surface and can only notice recurring surface clues which are very difficult to make out but this image is amazing and I nearly skipped past it at the time as I was searching for other anomalies.

  10. sea1jxw

    sea1jxw (February 08, 2014, 08:42PM )

    Dear Gary..I am a fellow observer and also use Gimp but rotating the squares as you have done are ingenious...

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    Gary Proffitt (February 08, 2014, 04:07PM )

    How remarkable as it appears that I have possibly found a new process that gets rid of pixel banding effects in gigapan images when scaling up images and this also adds more detailed views at the greatest zoom level.This has occurred by accident as I had to rotate this whole image by 20.5 degrees to align the featured matrix of Martian plots to the viewers screen display.The software process in Gimp that handles rotation of images is the likely improver and I am extremely satisfied with the whole result.

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    Gary Proffitt (February 08, 2014, 06:54AM )

    It is a great shame that although I live in the age of the Internet, electronic mail and social networking that when it comes down to asking for scientific help or wider publication of what could be very important finds, I may as well be marooned on Mars itself....

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