• MAA-007: Three Mounds

- Image Analysis Report

Image Analysis Report

IMAGE DETAILS

MAA Report Ref: MAA-007

Report Date: July-August 2017

Description: Three Mounds

Research Status: Open - Possible buildings/monuments
Approximate size:  20-25m each object

Mission images/dates: MGS April 1999
Location: Terra Meridiani

Found by: Unknown

Image credits: (See image captions)

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

Image sources: (See image captions)

OBSERVATIONS

An interesting group of objects, but something geology can easily produce.

POTENTIAL FOR ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURES

Alignment of three mounds similar in size and in distance from each other.

COMMON EXPLANATION

Remnant buttes formed by geological erosion of surrounding softer rock.

MAA-007.2 Three Mounds Distant - MGS 1999

Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

Image source: See MAA-007.1

MAA-007.1 Three Mounds Close-up - MGS 1999

​Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

Original Image source (image shown) but no longer available at MSSS: http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/ab1_m04/nonmaps/M0001661.gif

PDS image source: https://ida.wr.usgs.gov/fullres/divided/m00016/m0001661c.jpg