• MAA-005: The Five

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IMAGE DETAILS

MAA Report Ref: MAA-005

Report Date: July-August 2017

Research Status: Open - Possible building/monument

Description: The Five
Approximate size: 1.2 km

Image resolution/pixel width: 5.89 m
Mission: MRO/HiRISE
Location: Cydonia

Pointed out by: M. J. Craig

Image date: Jan 2008
Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

Image source: http://viewer.mars.asu.edu/planetview/inst/ctx/P15_006992_2194_XN_39N009W#P=P15_006992_2194_XN_39N009W&T=2

​OBSERVATIONS
This region in Cydonia has many unusual shapes with high albedo, giving rise to a dramatically strange landscape. Some features appear possibly grouped together suggesting intelligent design, while others sit in splendid isolation. However is it rational to suggest that with such a vast array of odd and striking features at Cydonia, that just a handful of these are artificial constructs? Surely they would either ALL be natural, or ALL be artificial? Or then again, did ancient Martians prefer to blend their buildings in amongst nature? The 'Five' is one such feature. The geometry displayed is quite remarkable, but is it just a random fluke of nature, or something more profound?

POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURE

Has several geometric indicators including a right angle, a semi-circle and a full circle. A constant width of approximately 50 metres runs along the whole structure. The existence of other possible artificial structures several kilometres away such as "The Face", "The D&M Pyramid" and "The Fort", could be corroborative.

COMMON EXPLANATION

Geological knob or butte formed by the erosion of softer rock to expose the harder rock beneath.

MAA-005.1 The Five-shaped feature - MRO/HiRISE 2008

Pixel width: 5.89 m

Image credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Image source: http://viewer.mars.asu.edu/planetview/inst/ctx/P15_006992_2194_XN_39N009W#P=P15_006992_2194_XN_39N009W&T=2

MAA-005.4 The Five: in proximity to other large formations nearby - Mars Express 2006

Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G Neukum)

Image source: http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/2006/09/Cydonia_region_colour_image

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

MAA-005.2 The Five - Mars Express 2006

Pixel width: 15 m approx

Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G Neukum)

Image source: http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/2006/09/Cydonia_region_colour_image

MAA-005.3 The Five: geometric pattern - Mars Express 2006

Pixel width: 15m approx

Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G Neukum)

Image source: http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/2006/09/Cydonia_region_colour_image

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

MAA-005.5 Cydonia region: dramatically sculpted landscape - Mars Express 2006

Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G Neukum)

Image source: http://spaceinimages.esa.int/Images/2006/09/Cydonia_region_colour_image