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The Pyramids of Mars: Civilization Ruin Evidence #99d
Image credit: NASA/JPL/Malin/ASU/ESA
There are more pyramid structures on Mars than people know. Look at the shadows.
Compare them to Pyramid ruins on Earth.
Left: Earth / Right: Mars
The image to the right appears to be a Martian sand covered pyramid..
This image can be found in a much larger panorama taken recently by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey
The image above comes from the floor of Eos Chasma, and seems to demonstrate a 4-sided pyramidal form.
Here is another recent image from NASA. Look at the shadows!
Here is another example.
Carl Sagan, well-known author and scientist, devoted a section of his 1980 book Cosmos to Pyramid structures he noticed in the images sent back by the Mars Mariner Mission.
The quality was a far cry from the NASA standard of today, but nevertheless the images seemed to show pyramid shapes in the Elysium region.
Later imagery by Viking would also show that there was one more pyramid in the area that Sagan had not seen.
This pyramid seems by far the most geometrically impressive pyramid structure in the Elysium region.
From Viking Image: http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/e19_r02/images/E21/E2100830.html
Natural geology or artificial structure?
This is the big question and why pyramid shapes are of such interest to stargazers looking for planetary anomalies.
Perhaps the pyramids that exist on Mars are due to mellenia of wind erosion. Or water erosion in a previous time. Perhaps there is more to the story than we know.
Its like the hexagon on Saturn or the Great Wall on Iapetus .
The anomaly could mean something, or it might not. Only time and science will tell.
Here is a recent image from the ESA's most recent 2009 Mars reconaissance (Mars Express) pointing out how pyramidal shapes can be caused by wind.
Check out the ESA page.
None of the images on this page come from the famous area of pyramid structures on Mars: Cydonia.
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