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Mars, Gale Crater Lake bed deposits with exposed tubular and spherical formations by Gary Proffitt

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Gary Proffitt Gary Proffitt
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0.09 Gigapixels
Date added
Jan 02, 2014
Date taken
environmental, experimental, forensic, geology, landscape, nature, photojournalism, underwater

Here in this image taken from the larger mosaic
image of NASA image PIA16453, we can see
further evidence of recurrent observable
geometric features within the sedimentary
deposits of this once large lake bed site at
Gale Crater, Mars.

I have made a powerful logical discovery based
on observational data from the curiosity rover
imagining files and will release this in a later
gigapan composite image but for now its under wraps but look out for it as I will publish in January hopefully, cant say more folks but it will be a sensational theory.
The location of this feature is approximately at
the same elevation as the upturned lakebed item
article www.gigapan.com/gigapans/146510
but is around an estimated 20 metres to its left.
Items of interest that can be clearly seen are the
same as the related image in that elongated
geometries that resemble tubes, worms or strange
roots of some possible once living origin are
repeated about this area and also a strange
abundance of spherical objects that seem clumped
together that themselves have other features that
are in the order of two or more observable small
For further progression of this topic please
use the snapshot facility at the bottom left
of viewing screen and click on the various
snapshots and read the accompanying comments.
(Work in progress so please revisit in the future)
It would not take much time for the average
person to deduce that what is visible in this
image is unusual and defies normal conventions
for geology be that either Earth's or exo-planetary and this whole area of gale crater
that represents an ancient lake bed is currently
the prime spot for a future fossil hunt or life search, be that robotic or manned as it has easy access,adjoins a safe landing site, has already exposed lake bed material and many other features that are highly positive.
Most of this layer and other layer sites are very
difficult to observe due to articles of interest
being shrouded in Martian sand which is
Constantly being swept around and deposited
by the weather of Mars and this make accurate
Observations much more difficult to determine accurate Science so its time for robotic missions to be designed that can bend a limb to uncover the great mysteries of Mars.
Interpretations and theoretical implications of this image.

We observe a horizontal ridge that is similar and linked
to a ridge further behind that are built on uneven areas
of what was once a great lake bed in gale crater that
had fresh water.
A large amount of sand is beneath the ridge that has
eroded from the ridge and the ridge has areas that
seem to be excavated with a distinct furrow that is
horizontally lined on the ridge and many ridges
have cut out areas that break the ridges the
Processes involved if excavation are unknown
as is the place in Mars history when this may
of ocurred.
Elements within the exposed areas are seen
to be tube like and are linked to an example
piece of upturned lake bed deposit in another
of my articles that have a short length and
have a bow shape to them in that they are
not perfectly straight nor contorted.
Also there are a number of spherical objects
that have smaller details on them that are
I have a whole host of theories as to what
this may be and theoretical links to
what may of happened in Earths distant history
but I cannot compose them on gigapan as
I am limited to 8000 characters so I may
create a website and place everything in there

Gigapan Comments (10)

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  1. Josh Long

    Josh Long (March 19, 2017, 08:55PM )

    Good work Gary, I see we share similar thoughts concerning Mars...

  2. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (January 05, 2014, 01:55PM )

    "Does anybody else share the same view that Mars will prove to be stranger in reality to the eye than it has historically in all our creative fiction?"

  3. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (January 04, 2014, 05:06PM )

    One interesting possibility is that although this lake bed is now dried up and will of been for some considerable time, there may be trapped resource's of water under hardened layers of clay which might explain the high humidity that the rover has detected at night.This may also be the case at the mounds sites and mountain as well and though Mars surface is very dry there will be a water table deep underground between the permafrost and the hot core of Mars!

  4. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (January 04, 2014, 12:04PM )

    Future planetary robotics designers will need to consider a different approach when tasking the many more complex objects of difficult terrain inspection and analysis and all the required scientific instruments,thermo-coupled device and electron microscope will add a lot of weight which will make the rover even less able to operate in terrains that may yield positive results, thus they need to separate certain tasks which can be achieved with remote sub-system robotics that can safely leave the rover, excavate and retrieve samples and imagery and return them back to the rover.

  5. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (January 04, 2014, 11:56AM )

    Success will only come in the field of planetary exploration when we design the best possible tools for the job and though the series of rovers that JPL have developed and pioneered have been very successful we haven't addressed the individual logistics of fossil hunting, excavation, electron microscope inspection, adverse terrain transportation and many other requirements including having correct telemetry orbiters to handle the greater data needed to command and maintain such missions.

  6. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (January 04, 2014, 11:26AM )

    Mankind must be very careful when considering venturing to any new heavenly body that may contain life, not becasue of the old myths of little green men but because of something much more dangerous in the form of super bugs that can withstand extreme environments because such lifeforms may be capable of beating all our immune defences and the biggest worry would be if individual nations would seek to find them out and use them as potential biological warfare agents. This may sound far fetched but it is in the realms of possibility therefore a potential great risk to us all.Take for instance the malaria bug on Earth that has killed more people in history than all the wars put together and still accounts for over two million deaths a year in warmer climates and that's just one strain of a super bug from home so the potential risk of an exo-planetary strain which we might have no defence from would be too great to even contemplate!

  7. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (January 03, 2014, 10:24PM )

    Space men from Earth may indeed come to visit this Planet Mars one day only to find they are not the first nor last to bequest its presence relying only on a pressurised space suit "skin" and a hopeful gait.

  8. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (January 03, 2014, 09:45PM )

    Of all the Mars imaging data that I have studied, this has to be the best indication that something truly "curious" has and may be active under the surface of Mars as this feature has been exposed by the shifting of a fair amount of Marian sand beneath the focus points...

  9. Gary Proffitt

    Gary Proffitt (January 03, 2014, 07:36PM )

    The bleakness of Mars is but a sign of a much worse future for our own planet unless we decide to change our current "modus operadi" as Earth's caretaker specie.

  10. copernicus

    copernicus (January 02, 2014, 03:52PM )

    Gary, nice image, but I think you are looking at it in the wrong scale, imagine the rover is a half mile away using the telephoto lens and looking down into this valley. These are certainly artificial structures but are much larger than you think. If you look at the image with this in mind you will see the entrances, structures, bridges etc. Keep up the good work!

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