• MAA-006: The H

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Image Analysis Report

IMAGE DETAILS

MAA Report Ref: MAA-006

Report Date: July-August 2017

Research Status: Open - Possible building/monument

Description: The H
Approximate size:  2.5 km

Mission images/dates: MGS 2000, 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. Also a Gigapan is available by Keith Laney showing a portion of the "Nearby features" http://www.gigapan.com/galleries/13462/gigapans/190899

OBSERVATIONS

A distinctive feature that has a certain elegance to it, indicative of architecture perhaps rather than geology. The surrounding features span some 10 kms and look very much like a complex of buildings.

POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURE

Symmetrical shape. Sits amongst several other features sharing possible spatial relationships (See MAA-006.4).

COMMON EXPLANATION

A remnant massif/butte formed by geological erosion.

MAA-006.2 The H: Nearby Features - Mars Express 2006

​Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G Neukum) CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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

MAA-006.1 The H - Mars Express 2006

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

CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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

MAA-006.4 The H - Nearby Features: Spatial Relationships - Mars Express 2006

​Image credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G Neukum) CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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

MAA-006.3 The H - MGS 2000

Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

Pixel width: 6.19 m

Original image source (shown) but no longer available at MSSS: http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/m19_m23/images/M19/M1900850.html

New PDS image source: https://pdsimg.jpl.nasa.gov///data/mgs/moc/mgsc_1111/extras/browse/m19008//m1900850.imq.jpg