Image of the Day - 24
Super Sized Grids / North-west Hellas Basin / Mars
As the images below illustrate the north-western area of the Hellas Basin has extensive areas of grids being exhumed by the erosion of overlying material. This fits in with a pattern in Mars' southern hemisphere in which much artificial looking structure is re-emerging after being buried for aeons. The scale bars in the images reveal how Hellas's walled grids enclose areas the size of mini-arcologies. (Arcologies are massive self contained habitations that can house substantial populations – a town or city contained in a single building). An arcology hypothesis would imply that the walls are merely what remains of the foundations of a truely massive habitation that would have stretched for many miles. For locational information for these grids click this "stargate" µµµ
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