You need to upgrade your Flash Player The theme of this blog is not only and obviously space, but in particular “terrestrial worlds”, places that tend to have surfaces on which one could walk or at least attach oneself to. These places sometimes also have other earth-like familiar features such as atmospheres, weather, volcanos, geysers and perhaps, we are finding, even exotic oceans, rivers or lakes that are not necessarily made of familiar materials we are used to here at home. The second theme is imagery. Occasionally I do some retouching of images when needed if an image is incomplete or sometimes “dirty” or noisy. I will attempt to correct image shortcomings based upon other images or well-accepted presumed attributes. When this is done, notes will be offered as to what was added, why and sometimes how it was done. This way no one should ever wonder if something they are looking at is real or photoshop.

WTF?

I just updated this post with a higher resolution image of this hole in Mars. Click on the image for an even higher resolution version.

Mars Pit

The darkness of this hole in Mars is not due to limitations of the cameras. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is usually always able to detect details even in dark shadow. But blowing this image out to reveal details shows nothing. No side walls, no bottom… leading most to consider that this is a sinkhole that fell into a large Martian cavern. Most likely the total lack of detail probably means that the surface around this hole is actually over-hanging a deep pit.

Maybe this is where all the ancient running Martian water drained to. Better watch your step.

6 Responses to “WTF?”

  1. thomas Says:

    no comments?!

  2. khavakoz Says:

    Its, well, odd, isn’t it.

    Could this be where they are watching, with minds immeasurably superior to our own?

  3. thomas Says:

    what do you mean… “could this be…”?

  4. Gordan Says:

    I think we now know where all of Mars’ atmosphere and oceans disappeared to. Turns out Mars is actually a hollow sphere with and entire, advanced life prospering miles below the visible surface, where the temperatures and pressures are much more hospitable.

    :D

  5. Chuck Says:

    BULLCRAP- That image was edited by NASA to prevent us from seeing something they think we can’t handle- like a CITY!!

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