The Grids of Mars


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The Grids of Mars

In this survey, we take a look at what are surely some of the most puzzling and rare features yet found on Barsoom. I have taken to calling them "Grids", and for obvious reason; that's what they appear to be. The Exact mechanisms responsible for these extremely organized linear patterns on the surface is an unknown, and hardly speculated on beyond blanket descriptions of fretted terrain and linear dunes. Are they exhumed and eroded flows formed by wind, water, and lavas, or explained by compound impact fracture? Some combination?
Perhaps it's something else entirely.

Items like these are part of the reason why observing Mars imagery became a passion for me. It's gazing at the unknown country safely from above , leaving the mind free for detailed visual exploration. In the course of this observation, what if there were items of sort that displayed orthogonal traits of what could even remotely be presumed to be remains of intelligent manufacture? A long shot for sure, but what if? The opportunity to see what no man's eyes have seen before coupled to the technological ability to do so means that there is the chance, however slight, for any of us to discover something revolutionary.

I'd like to thank the brilliant enablers of this ability, namely MSSS and Dr. Michael Malin, who has so far returned 89 targeted imaging requests for me, and for providing us all with many thousands of wonderfully detailed images, without which we'd know so little and be able to speculate even less on our wonderfully complex neighbor. If you'd like to see an image of any specific Mars location, they do take requests:

Let's have a look at some of the best examples of these so-called Grids culled from my custom crafted MOC image collection

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and if you think that's something, look at it in super close detail via HiRise
Yes sir, it looks like we have something here indeed.







Now that's what I call organization.

The search continues....

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