• MAA-008: Rectangular Feature - Image Analysis Report

Image Analysis Report

IMAGE DETAILS

MAA Report Ref: MAA-008

Report Date: July-August 2017

Research Status: Open - Possible remnant walls of building

Description: Rectangular Feature
Approximate size:  1.7 km

Mission image/date: MGS November 2001
Location: Arabia Terra

Found by: Richard C. Hoagland

Image credits: NASA/JPL/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

Image source: (See image captions)

OBSERVATIONS

The terrain north and south of this rectangular feature reveals ridged, angled, linear formations of a somewhat similar appearance, that one would presume to be geological in nature (MAA-008.3).

​POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURE

Two right-angled corners directly opposite to each other, suggest the eroded remains of walls from a rectangular-shaped building.

COMMON EXPLANATION

Underlying rock strata exposed by erosion of surrounding softer rock.

MAA-008.3 Rectangular Feature: Linear Features to the North - MGS 2001

Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

Image source:See MAA-008.1

MAA-008.1 Rectangular Feature - MGS 2001

​Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

Original Image source (image shown) but no longer available at MSSS: http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/e07_e12/full_jpg_non_map/E10/E1000462.jpg

PDS image source:

https://ida.wr.usgs.gov/display/MGSC_1184/e10004/e1000462.imq.jpg

MAA-008.2 Rectangular Feature: Eroded walls from ancient building? - MGS 2001

​Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

Image source: See MAA-008.1

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive