MAA-003: The Fort
- Image Analysis Report
Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-003
Report Date: July-August 2017
Research Status: Open - Possible building/monument
Description: The Fort
Approximate size: 2.8 km /1.7 miles
Mission images/dates: Viking Orbiter 1976, MGS 2001, Mars Express 2006
Location: Cydonia Mensae
Found by: Richard C. Hoagland
Image credits: (See image captions)
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
Image sources: (See image captions)
The striking triangular shape which appeared in the Viking image of 1976, seemed then to be a strong sign of possible artificial design. More recent pictures reveal a very different character to this feature, but which still show a highly interesting and enigmatic structure.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURE
Rounded northern edge with straight eastern edge leading to a sharp right angle. Several features display an inherant harmonious layout.
A remnant massif formed by geological erosion.