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  • roybridge by roybridge

    A strange feature!

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  • sinbad666 by sinbad666

    Just spotted this too, really interesting!

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  • danofmayz by danofmayz

    Very strange feature. Looks more of a formed shape than anything else I've seen so far.

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  • aramil by aramil

    A Mars spot/pimple or alien temple? either which way very interesting

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  • kevski81 by kevski81

    Very strange object, looks too symmetrical to be natural, although the elevated ground looks natural.

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  • kevski81 by kevski81

    #alienchimney

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  • PhilipCorke by PhilipCorke

    looks like an octagon shaped base with a rounded thimble type shape on top.

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  • Mgayette by Mgayette

    Its the missing third tower of the Landmark Theatre Ilfracombe.

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  • djpolofish by djpolofish

    Looks like a pimple to me

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  • john_cooper_35hotmail.com by john_cooper_35hotmail.com

    #strange

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  • Lovebytes by Lovebytes

    Another possible plant showing initial root growth

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  • mermaidnwuk by mermaidnwuk

    It looks like a lizard- or chameleon-like eyeball to me. Weird!

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  • Jim_Taylor by Jim_Taylor

    It looks like a small razed cone with a jet of "stuff" coming out of the top #mini-volcano

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    Is this a fan eruption in progress? That would be exciting!!!
    I thought I had found it first, but hey ho.....Whatever it is, it's cool.

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    No one has explained this artefact yet? What is it???

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  • Glynnmay by Glynnmay

    The blurred top makes this look like a volcano that is in the midst of erupting? Very exciting

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    Yes Glyn! It's the best picture of the lot! No one seems to care only you and me!

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  • Djbooth by Djbooth

    I agree, mini-volcano erupting. This was spotted 2 days ago - look under Science 'space chimney'.

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    What do the scientists say? It's by far the most fascinating image.

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    I think there is a gas jet coming out of the side, as well as the dark stuff from the top....really interesting.

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  • neilsp8 by neilsp8

    very strange shape

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  • tristandunbar by tristandunbar

    What is this?

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  • chpets by chpets

    Saw this on the small thumbprint photo initially and the feature looked to be a crater, on the larger pic it looks volcanic.Lighting tricks

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  • pocketmoon by pocketmoon

    Hey P4 Science dudes! Can you reveal which source image this comes from ? 😃 please...

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    Yeah, c'mon Poindexter!

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    And can we have a scientific explanation, while your at it.....!

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  • jdt79 by jdt79

    mAGIC

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    There you go: http://uahirise.org/ESP_011348_0950

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  • Ian_Mason by Ian_Mason

    That is pretty neat link michealaye! Paul, check it out as you can view it as zoomed in on.

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  • roybridge by roybridge

    Saw this feature 3 days ago after Brian Cox on BBC's Stargazing Live asked viewers to log onto this site. Excellent link from michealaye.

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  • roybridge by roybridge

    On michealaye's link the zoomed in image certainly does gives the impression that the strange feature is possibly the start of an eruption!

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    Found the link and made it work! Thanks to all.
    Is this a cone of gas erupting, I think it is!

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    It doesn't look like a boulder at all. It has fuzzy pixels above it which suggest gas. There are black fans in the vicinity....

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    It is spewing black material out of the side of it and there is a white 'jet' coming from the same side (right).

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    It is located direcly on a gas 'spider' and there seems to be a fresh deposit of white ice, which could suggest it is a new feature...

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    #mystery object

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    The link picture also has other unusual features....a weird cleft in the ice that is out of place in the top left of the image...

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    and maybe a round hole in the ice next to the main anomaly, just to the right. Certainly the light is showing something different...

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  • JellyMonster by JellyMonster

    You will see something different if you rotate the image 180 degrees. Ridges become channels, pits become boulders and vice versa.

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  • coolblack492 by coolblack492

    OMG this looks amazing, i cant believe that this is the surface of mars. wow

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  • jdt79 by jdt79

    could be a caldera a collapsed volcanic cone with liquid co2 running off it carving out those snake like channels ?

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    I think the wind would have eroded any volvanic cone, especially one this small. Vulcanism has been absent for many millions of years...

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    the sun comes from the low-low right, therefore we believe this is a negative feature (crater-like). don't understand it yet,definit. weird

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    Thanks Michael, I knew it was weird. I know it when I see it! It's a very exciting feature, hence me keep banging on about it. Sorry!

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    Do you thing the dark blurring of the image at the top could be venting?

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    The boulders in the original image, (thanks for the link!) all seem to have shadows on the right, but the sun is from the right?

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    Interesting that the base has a hexagonal feature? I've seen pan ice on the sea adopt this pattern.

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    yes, sun is from the low right, which makes this thing pretty certainly a cavity, a negative feature, not a dome.

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  • JellyMonster by JellyMonster

    I am convinced all the photographs from this mission are upside down. Rotate through 180 degrees to see what these images should look like.

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  • Milkywaystars by Milkywaystars

    That spot is definitely a snail or an alien life form.

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  • Rockykrys by Rockykrys

    I've rotated this image 180 degrees several times. Now convinced light IS from bottom right, shining into "crater" & north-south valleys.

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  • Rockykrys by Rockykrys

    Might not be a crater, but certainly a hollow rather than a bump. Viewed up-side-down, the valleys are less convincing as "ridges".

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  • pocketmoon by pocketmoon

    depends on the direction the sun light is coming from . Human brain assumed light is from upper left.

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  • Rockykrys by Rockykrys

    The light appears to be from upper left when brain assumes that you are seeing ridges. Right-click and "view image" - it looks like valleys.

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  • Rockykrys by Rockykrys

    i.e the bright bits are inside valleys, reflecting light that is actually received from bottom right. Hope this helps.

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    It's taken me a long time for my brain to see this as a negative feature, but yes, it's probably a deep circukar shaft.....

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    circular shaft....I should say, but has a hexagonal rim. Extraordinary! There's nothing like it on any other pic....

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    Meteorite impact ? But why a hexagonal rim? That doesn't fit really.....an open vent-but still, there are thousands of fans, none with....

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    ...this kind of opening through the ice into the Mars below. If it is a shaft, then probably gas made it, but why only one such feature...

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    on all of the other pics.....and why hexagonals! This is still an amazing feature, and it has really captured my imagination...

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    What a fantastic experiment this has been!

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    Is it hexagonal all the way down? The darker material on the side suggest it could be.....

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    The more I look the more I think impact crater from a small meteorite...though I cant explain the hexagonal feature. Anyone?

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    If it is a meteor impact crater (a small one) then it must be very fresh, maybe? The ice around is shattered like a bullet hole in glass.

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    I'm slightly embarrassed about the whole chiney thing now.....its a negative feature, but wow it looks like it's sticking up!

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    I still think it represents something very unusual and important. It's a hole in the ice!

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  • DannyU by DannyU

    I don't see it that way, and after a hard look I've decided it's probably a #dalek

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  • samuelchap by samuelchap

    yep definitely a dalek!

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    It could be a soup dragon hole, I suppose, but no-there would be Clangers all over the place...

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  • Rockykrys by Rockykrys

    I think the clangers' holes had lids? I'm still thinking a rock under the ice might play a part in the formation of this hole - see science

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  • BlueMoon58 by BlueMoon58

    ESA Beagle 2 Perhaps?

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  • Paul_Johnson by Paul_Johnson

    That would be cool! Crunch!

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  • itsanty by itsanty

    looks a like a geyser just on the brink of erupting to me.

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  • AUricle by AUricle

    could this be an active vent? #sno-cone

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  • brian_peaston by brian_peaston

    #pingo

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  • JohnRon by JohnRon

    #spiders It does seem to be a vent producing mini spiders. magnify the image ctrl +

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  • dfaxon by dfaxon

    Do I see an 'ice ball' penetrating the surface?

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  • Kitharode by Kitharode moderator

    It's a hole. Nick-named 'Space Chimney'. More details here: http://blog.planetfour.org/2013/04/03/space-chimney-re-imaged/

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  • dfaxon by dfaxon

    Are there any other 'chimneys' around? If there are enough of the smooth craters around, maybe that's a good tag.

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  • Kitharode by Kitharode moderator

    Hi dfaxon. Far as I know, this is the only example of a 'space chimney' that's been caught on camera. Might be others, so keep looking. 😃

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