• MIA045:  Crater Pyramid

MIA045: Crater Pyramid

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Mars Report Ref: MIA045

Report date: December 2020

Research Status: Open - Possible artificial structure

Description: Crater Pyramid
Approximate size: 1 km wide, 600 metres high** (**Mark J. Carlotto, "Martian Enigmas", p.90)

Mission: Mars Odyssey/THEMIS
Location: Deuteronilius Mensae, Center Latitude 46.387997°, Center Longitude 6.755114°

Identified by: John E. Brandenburg

Image date: Jan 2006
Image credits: NASA/JPL/ASU

Graphics/image editing: Mars Archaeology Archive

NASA Image sources:

Mars Odyssey THEMIS V12120005 (2006):

http://viewer.mars.asu.edu/planetview/inst/themis/V12120005#P=V12120005&T=2

Viking Orbiter: (official image source to be located)

​OBSERVATIONS

Located in Deuteronilius Mensae, about 750 kilometres (470 miles) north-east of the Cydonia region, it is the tallest object within a 100 kilometres radius (60 miles), standing some 600 metres high (2,000 feet) and a kilometre across.

Strangely, it sits perched on the edge of an impact crater, where one would expect it to have been obliterated by the meteorite impact a very long time ago. This gives rise to the strong likelihood that it came into being AFTER the crater was formed, but how? Is this massive object simply a very isolated lone mountain? Is it a structure built by some ancient race that lived on Mars? Certainly there is the indication of four sides, eroded and worn, maybe pyramid shaped.

​POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTIFICIAL STRUCTURE

1. It is the tallest object within a 100 kilometre (60 mile) radius.

2. It sits directly on the perimeter of a meteorite impact crater, which should have destroyed it.

3. A pyramidal shape is indicated by four sides, eroded and worn.

4. A clear wedge-shaped formation is located south-west of the pyramidal object, suggesting a possible secondary artificial structure.

COMMON EXPLANATION

A small isolated mountain.

MIA045.1 The Crater Pyramid, Mars Archaeology Report, media post.

MIA045.2 The Crater Pyramid, Mars Odyssey image THEMIS: V12120005 (2006)

Image credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

MIA045.3 The Crater Pyramid, Viking image (official image source to be located)