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The D&M Pyramid’s New Geometry: Part 1 / Monuments Zone / Cydonia Region / Mars
For readers of Richard Hoagland’s “The Monuments of Mars” the Di’Pietro & Molenaar (D&M) Pyramid is probably the most familiar Cydonia anomaly after the Face. In the Viking imagery is was notable for its bi-symmetrical five sided shape. There was a surprise in 2002 when better imagery from the 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft revealed that the five sided floorplan of the D&M was actually orientated in a different direction than in the Viking imagery. The north-east “corner” turned out to be a special feature seemingly “incorporated” to point at the Tholus anomaly, and to create a second layer of bi-symmetrical geometry within the D&M. A second surprise was that the triangular northern facet of the D&M was mirrored by an identical triangular platform extending from its base. The geometric principles seemingly incorporated into the new main floorplan of the D&M will be covered in Part 2. The illustrations below show the difference between the old and new geometries, and emphasise the mirror symmetry of the two sides of the new D&M. For more information click this "stargate" µµµ
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