Dr. Richard I Buchli states, “These parallel lines go nowhere and connect nothing; that long and that perfect they cannot be natural. – ESA image 65 06’ 47.65’ N 11 47’44.79” E
This 15 foot rectangle shaped opening has a white ‘X’ to make the opening more visual from the air. 46 52’55.53”S 19 13’12.54” E Thanks to Dr. Richard I Buchli
Mars Hypothesized Ocean
This is a global map depicting the dissection density of valley networks on Mars, in relation to the hypothesized northern ocean. Two candidate sea levels are shown: contact 1 with mean elevation at -1,680 meters and contact 2 with mean elevation of -3,760 meters. New computer-developed map shows more extensive valley network on Mars.
IMAGE: A zoomed-in area comparing the old map of valley networks and the new one. (Left) A satellite image, with color indicating elevation; (center) the old map of valley networks; (right)…
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DEKALB – In new research, scientists from Northern Illinois University and the Lunar and Planetary Institute in Houston used an innovative computer program to produce a more detailed global map of the valley networks on Mars. The findings indicate the networks are more than twice as extensive as had been previously depicted. Regions that are most densely dissected by the valley networks form a belt around the planet between the equator and mid-southern latitudes, consistent with a past climate scenario that included precipitation and the presence of an ocean covering a large portion of Mars’ northern hemisphere. Scientists have previously hypothesized that a single ocean existed on ancient Mars, but the issue has been hotly debated.
“All the evidence gathered by analyzing the valley network on the new map points to a particular climate scenario on early Mars,” NIU Geography Professor Wei Luo said. “It would have included rainfall and the existence of an ocean covering most of the northern hemisphere, or about one-third of the planet’s surface.” “Rain would be mostly restricted to the area over the ocean and to the land surfaces in the immediate vicinity, which correlates with the belt-like pattern of valley dissection seen in our new map,” Luo said. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-11/niu-ncm112009.php Luo and Tomasz Stepinski, publish their findings in the current issue of the Journal of Geophysical Research. Thanks to Wei Luo, Northern Illinois University.