Image of the Day - 22
The D&M Pyramid’s Structures: Part 1 / Monuments Zone / Cydonia Region / Mars
As well as its overall geometric layout, the D&M Pyramid has features that look like ruined structure in higher resolution imagery. Today’s “image of the day” was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Observer’s HiRISE camera. The image reveals a matrix of house-sized “structural” honeycombing on surfaces not choked by rubble and dust. This is consistent with the theory that the D&M Pyramid is a two mile long arcology. Arcologies are massive (self contained) habitations that can house substantial populations – a town or city contained in a single building. Today’s poster display also includes a satellite mound of the D&M that appears to have collapsed, leaving behind the stumps of the thick shell and walls that perhaps once enclosed huge artificial chambers. A five part analysis of the HiRISE imagery of the D&M Pyramid can be read by clicking on the following "stargate". It contains much more information than can be covered in this short caption "stargate" µµµ
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