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UMO (=Unkown Mars Objects)

From: koch@wad.berlin.fido.de (Joachim Koch)
Date: 14 Oct 97 00:31:00 +0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 14 Oct 1997 00:13:06 -0400
Subject: UMO (=Unkown Mars Objects)

Date: 08 May 97 19:43:00 GMT
From: koch@wad.berlin.fido.de <Joachim Koch>
To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
Subject: UMO (=Unkown mars Objects)

> Subj:UFO ROUNDUP, Volume 2, Number 39
> Date: 97-10-12 12:48:02 EDT
> From: Masinaigan
> To: updates@globalserve.net

> Volume 2, Number 39
> October 12, 1997
> Editor: Joseph Trainor


>      On Monday, October 6, 1997, a startling photograph
> from the Mars Global Surveyor was posted on the
> Astronomy Picture of the Day website.
>      The photo, taken by Surveyor from an altitude of
> 250 miles (400 kilometers), shows a subsided rift valley
> ten miles (16 kilometers) long in the Vallis Nigral region
> of Mars.  The rift valley is similar to the one in East
> Africa here on Earth.  The rimrock on the valley's rim
> shows clear evidence of water erosion.
>      Towards the photo's center, just above a square
> depression in valley floor, is a line of uniform tracks
> extending for an estimated distance of just over two
> miles (3.7 kilometers).
>      One observer estimated that, based on the
> formula that one Surveyor pixel equals 30 feet (9 meters),
> the tracks are 415 feet (126 meters) wide.  This
> suggests that the tracks were made by an immense
> vehicle, perhaps similar to the one used by the Jawas
> in the movie "Star Wars."
>     The age of the tracks is unknown.  However, it appears
> that they are recent and appeared after the great dust
> storm on Mars back in the early 1970s.
>      The photo can be found at the following URL--
> http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap971006.html
> (Many thanks to Twitch and Chris for pointing out this
> Surveyor photo.)


I have watched this photograph and -- to be honest -- I think I
have only seen small dunes in the sand of the valley bottom.

Much more interesting for me was a structure a bit away from the
upper rim of the valley above the pictures center. It is a small
nearly rectangular depression with a more diagonal orientation
which looks nearly artificial compared with the rest of the
visible natural Mars surface. The right rim of this structure is
brightened by the sunlight while the left side is in shadow.

I do not  have the software to look for this left shadowy rim to
see if it fits its right counterpart in orientation, depth and

Is it a channel which once came down from the structure above it
which today looks like an eroded hill (think of ancient Egyptian
pyramid and temple sites) or is it the rest of an impact scar --
or just nothing?


Joachim Koch

Internet: koch@wad.berlin.fido.de
Homepage Internationale Roswell Initiative, Germany:
Update of October,12,1997: *Roswell, Lesotho, Crop Circles, New*
*Discoveries in Betty Hill's Star Map, Links* (UFO, NASA, MARS),

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