MAA-040: Phobos Monolith
- Image Analysis Report
Image Analysis Report
MAA Report Ref: MAA-040
Report date: July-August 2017
Research Status: Open - Possible artificial construction
Description: Phobos Monolith
Approximate size: 76 m / 250 ft
Location: Phobos Moon
Found by: Efrain Palermo
Image date: Sep 1998
Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS
Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive
The enigmatic shadow and shape are provocative food for the imagination with echoes of "2001: A Space Odyssey". Former Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin also commented on its uniqueness. However sharper images are needed for more detailed analysis.
POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURE
A triangular shaped column standing nearly 80 metres tall. Corroborative evidence may be present in the form of rectilinear markings covering most of the moon's surface which may indicate an artificial structure existing beneath the surface dust. Known cavities inside the moon may indicate an artificial body with compartments.
A large rock ejected from Mars during ancient volcanic activity.