Image of the Day - 12
The "Suburbs" / Cydonia Region / Mars
The Suburbs are landscapes created by extensive areas of deep, tightly packed subsidence pits on the Cydonia plain. The process of subsidence appears to be still in progress today. The pits range in size from large buildings to city blocks. The close proximity of the pits means that they are separated by only thin walls of surviving surface. As a result the Suburbs can look like ruined cities. Suburbs can be found in the shadow of well known anomalies like the City Mounds and D&M Pyramid. NASA geologists have suggested that the Suburbs form when sub-surface ice evaporates to leave large voids behind, which then cave-in to form the pits. If we consider the artificial hypothesis, then the obvious speculation is that the Suburbs result from the caving-in of the roof of a vast underground city. The Suburb subsidence pits are often rectangular or hexagonal in shape, which increases this visual impression. The Cydonia Surburbs are compared below with a similar – and artificial landscape – on Earth. For more information click this "stargate" µµµ
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