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  •  looks like a sand castle (5+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, Meteor Blades, Ender, navajo, OLinda

    I didn't know Martian rovers knew how to have fun like that!

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Thu Feb 07, 2013 at 09:11:45 PM PST

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    •  Ha! It's an optical illusion! It's really a hole. (6+ / 0-)

      It looked like a hump to me, also, but now my brain sees it as a hole.

      Another photo:

      If you save the photo, you can view it much larger.

    •  Where did they get the water to build that hump? (3+ / 0-)
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      JeffW, OLinda, greenbird

      I was really scratching my head on that one.

      Ha! Fooled me good!

      •  I started thinking about the footprints from (2+ / 0-)
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        the old moon landings.  One of the things that the "we never went there" CT types site is those beautifully formed bootprints in the lunar regolith: 'Wait -- if there's no water on the moon, how come the bootprints are so perfectly formed, ridges and all'?

        The answer, of course, is that the moon has been bombarded over time, creating lots of dust as a by-product of  assorted meteoroids and space stuff slamming into its surface.
        In the absence of an atmosphere, the jagged little edges on the teensy little pieces never get weathered smooth.

        But Mars has an atmosphere and lots of wind and dust devils and maybe even heretofore undiscovered Martian mothers telling also heretofore undiscovered Martion juniors, "How many times to I have to tell you to wipe your feet before coming inside"?

        So, if that really were a bump instead of a hole, it really would be interesting, wouldn't it?

        LG: You know what? You got spunk. MR: Well, Yes... LG: I hate spunk!

        by dinotrac on Fri Feb 08, 2013 at 02:42:08 AM PST

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