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   Undertoad  Thursday Aug 28 12:29 PM

8/28/2003: Mars "fingerprint"



The Astro pic of the Day for August 15th. With all the Mars news this week, this was probably the most compelling of all the images that were offered by various folks. Partly because it's fairly recent, from June of this year.

The crater, on the Mars surface, is 2.3 km (1.4 mi.) wide. It's visually confusing, but the layers of sediment that make up the "swirls" are highest in the MIDDLE of the crater.

The work of figuring out how those layers came to be is left as an exercise for the reader.



Hubris Boy  Thursday Aug 28 02:06 PM

Mmmm... crop circles?



99 44/100% pure  Thursday Aug 28 03:00 PM

Bullshit eruption.



LUVBUGZ  Thursday Aug 28 03:38 PM

Big Mars zit ready to explode



xoxoxoBruce  Thursday Aug 28 06:55 PM

Hmmm...so it's an innie and an outie?
Cool, UT. You get the best.



bjlhct  Friday Aug 29 01:01 AM

High in middle.

I think it's this: At that kind of velocity, solids act like liquids. And you know how when you drop water into more water, there is a raised thing in the middle? Basically in the center the forces are all in and it goes up because it's moving in and on the outside things are moving out (and still a little down) and everything gets pushed out with them. And that's enough physics for me today.



Chewbaccus  Friday Aug 29 01:16 AM



This is from the Huron King underground nuclear test in 1980. I can't make out anything about ridges, but when I saw that they were the highest in the center of crater, that got me thinking explosion, something pushing up starting at the center and decreasing as it moves outward, and well...



chrisinhouston  Friday Aug 29 09:41 AM

Raindrops keep falling on my head

Have you ever seen a picture of a raindrop hitting a pool of water? For a split second as the drop hits there is a brief upward splash from the surface of the water just as a circular ripple starts to form Perhaps the suface was once very wet or muddy and it rained hard, I mean really hard!

Have to go now, nurse says I need to take my medicine.



russotto  Friday Aug 29 11:34 AM

How about elastic rebound? The theory: Whatever hit forced the surface layers of rock down, plasticizing them as well. They essentially BOUNCED back up, cooling the whole time, and solidified too much to drop back to level or below.



xoxoxoBruce  Friday Aug 29 07:08 PM

But Honey, I did put the seat up. Haven't you ever heard of elastic rebound?



plthijinx  Sunday Aug 31 09:50 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by LUVBUGZ
Big Mars zit ready to explode
hey bugz, isn't that NBN's zit?


LUVBUGZ  Monday Sep 1 02:02 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by plthijinx
hey bugz, isn't that NBN's zit?
Yea, UT lied to us. This isn't Mars, it's NBN's forehead zit. Image provided by an electron microscope.
:p


plthijinx  Monday Sep 1 09:32 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by LUVBUGZ


Yea, UT lied to us. This isn't Mars, it's NBN's forehead zit. Image provided by an electron microscope.
:p
yeah!:p i'll go get the drilling equip. then our high gas prices are over


chrisinhouston  Tuesday Sep 2 10:42 AM

If you zoom the Hubble cameras in real close on the wall of the crater you can see amazing detail!



xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Sep 2 05:21 PM

Hmmmm....NBN......plthijinx......chrisinhouston.....must be something in the water.



plthijinx  Tuesday Sep 2 08:47 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by xoxoxoBruce
Hmmmm....NBN......plthijinx......chrisinhouston.....must be something in the water.
must be the heineken!


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