MAA-041: Ruins of a Settlement? #2
- Image Analysis Report
Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-041
Report date: August 2019
Research Status: Open - Possible artificial construction
Description: Ruins of a Settlement #2
Approximate size: 70-80 m / 230-260 ft
Location: Atlantis Chaos
Found by: Javed Raza
Image date: Aug 2010
Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
Image source: https://www.uahirise.org/ESP_019103_1460
The square artificial-looking "walls and ruins" appear convincing when they are viewed in isolation. But a study of the surrounding geological terrain reveals two factors that negate the likelihood of them being artificial:
1. The straight edges that make up the square structures, run parallel to widespread linear striations in the landscape that are clearly of a geological nature.
2. There are many more similar-shaped features that are more mound-shaped and rounded, up to 400 metres and beyond the target location. These more prevalent structures appear to 'grow' from the more obvious square structures, which strongly suggests they share a common geological origin.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURE
Possibly eroded mounds of rock/sediment that are beginning to form a kind of tessellated pavement structure.