• MAA-040: Phobos Monolith

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Image Analysis Report

IMAGE DETAILS

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

Mission: MOC/MGS
Location: Phobos Moon

Found by: Efrain Palermo

Image date: Sep 1998
Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

Image source: https://ida.wr.usgs.gov/fullres/divided/sp2551/sp255103h.jpg

OBSERVATIONS

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.

COMMON EXPLANATION

A large rock ejected from Mars during ancient volcanic activity.

MAA-040.1 The Phobos Monolith - MOC/MGS September 1998

Image credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

Image source: https://ida.wr.usgs.gov/fullres/divided/sp2551/sp255103h.jpg