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I was thrilled to find this not only revealing,
but beautiful picture of a feature I'd noticed many times, but had
never been able to find in high resolution.
The pictures I finally found
exceeded my expectations. This is something anyone who has wondered about water on Mars
needs to see.
To start, I'd like to show you the image that
first alerted me to this particular feature,
The arrow points to an object that stood out. This is in the Centauri Montes
This is a
piece of the stunning M0404175, a close-up from the above feature.
Click image for high res
As I see it, this is one of the most self explanatory
features in the images to date. There appear to be ice flows running from a
layer exposed along the edge of the crater: This strongly indicates that there
is a subsurface aquifer, and it is leaching out in pretty good amount. As extra
evidence of this I cite the sunken areas beyond the rim, pointed out by the
arrows on the lower picture. We know from experience that as groundwater is
lost, sinkholes appear and the surrounding area subsides. It is very probable to
me that the debris field at the bottom of this crater is the result of melt,
refreeze, and evaporation carrying material slowly to the center.
Note the trenched flows all along the sides.
The oddity I've pointed out has been specially
retargeted by MGS.
Slightly different angle and resolution, same ice
covered leaching feature and associated structures.
This one is rectified N/S, and though showing the same area, is oppositely
aligned from the image
Well..... isn't this something... Seems like maybe NASA's catching up!
Perhaps somebody there has seen this page, because what's in this image is
exactly what they're showing in this graphic.
"This is a model
to explain a process that might have led to the
formation of newly discovered features on Mars that suggest there
may be current sources of liquid water at or near the surface.
The model shows how it would be possible for water to flow down
the gullies instead of just boiling off the surface. When water
evaporates it cools the ground, which would cause the water
behind the initial seepage site to freeze. This would result in
pressure building up behind an 'ice dam'. Ultimately, the dam
would break and send a flood down the gully." -Ken Edgett, MSSS
because I'd had this page up for nearly three months at the date of that article.
And now, to beat it all, we've got a later image that shows newly formed ice,
just under these flows.
Now they're saying that MRO's CRISM failed to find any hint of water at the
I say Look again, a bit closer and a bit more in context
a satellite I ride, nothing down below can hide"
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