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The D&M Pyramid’s Structures: Part 2 / 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. Some areas of the D&M Pyramid’s facets are covered with four sided raised grids, giving their surfaces an archaeological appearance. The individual cells in the grids range from house sized to room sized. These grid structures are 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. 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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