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CI: New D&M 'Spine' On Night Infrared Image

From: Mac Tonnies <macbot.nul>
Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 20:34:41 -0800 (PST)
Archived: Thu, 14 Nov 2002 16:03:33 -0500
Subject: CI: New D&M 'Spine' On Night Infrared Image

Cydonian Imperative

New D&M "Spine" Shows Up on Nighttime Infrared Image
by Mac Tonnies

See: http://mactonnies.com/cydonia.html

Donovan Colbert has noted an intriguing feature on the recent
nighttime infrared image of Cydonia (see article above) that
lends support to a possible artificial origin for the D&M

When the Odyssey's visible-wavelength camera captured the D&M in
unprecedented resolution, researchers were startled by the
appearance of a "new," previously unnoticed diamond-shaped facet
emerging from the D&M's northwest quadrant. This partially
buried feature revitalized interest in the geometry of the D&M,
suggesting a highly symmetrical "arrowhead"-like appearance (see
animation below.)


Animation courtesy Mark Carlotto/New Frontiers in Science.

Colbert noticed that a white line extended down the center of
the newly revealed facet in the IR image, terminating abruptly
at the exposed corner (the tip of the "arrowhead" configuration,
as seen above). This was invisible in the visible-light image,
and appears to be a ridge separating the "new" facet into two
distinct shapes.

Like the IR features discussed in the previous installment, the
line is consistent with an exposed edge, cleared of debris by
Mars' tenuous (but patient) winds.


Donovan Colbert's reconstructive overlay of the D&M.
Note centerline extending to "tip," as seen in the
nighttime IR image.

Interestingly, the ridgeline visible in the IR image is an exact
match for Colbert's reconstructive overlay, produced before the
IR image was taken. If the D&M Pyramid is wholly geological in
origin, the ridge's placement would appear to be extremely
fortuitous. But viewed as the work of ancient architects, it
makes aesthetic (as well as structural) sense.


Stereoscopic view of the D&M. Centerline is invisible in
visible-wavelength light. Image courtesy Chris Joseph.

The D&M Pyramid is the next logical target for the Mars Global
Surveyor's high-resolution camera. While repeated images of the
Face are invaluable, they fail to pass muster with debunkers who
will continue to chalk the formation up "seeing faces"
regardless of quantitative data favoring artificiality (i.e.,
nonfractal terrain signature).

The D&M's morphology is relatively hard-edged (not dissimilar to
pyramidal structures built by extinct terrestrial cultures) and
perhaps more acceptable to archaeological investigation.


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