MAA-004: The Hexagon
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Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-004
Report Date: July-August 2017
Research Status: Open - Possible building/monument
Description: The Hexagon
Approximate size: 2 km
Mission images/dates: THEMIS/Mars Odyssey 2002, Mars Express 2006
Location: Cydonia Mensae
Pointed out by: M. J. Craig
Image credits: (See image captions)
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
Image sources: (See image captions)
Hexagonal formations in nature are quite common and can be seen in ice and volcanic rock processes. Abundant hexagonal/polygonal craters can also be found across Mars, attributed to fracture patterns and possibly even electrical discharges. These explanations are probably more likely.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURE
A clear hexagonal shape sits within the partial remains of another similar geometric shape.
A remnant massif formed by geological erosion.