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  • jules by jules

    #bluefan
    Not sure if this is just a trick of the light or some kind of #frost.

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  • mschwamb by mschwamb scientist, translator

    I'm not sure but I think that's CO2 frost that we're seeing with the fan - very cool #frost

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  • mschwamb by mschwamb scientist, translator

    I found the answer for you Bright bluish: gas re- condensed on top of the ice as fine-grained bright frost

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  • peterj1969 by peterj1969

    it has a black fan so is there two jets or is it the light?

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  • Nickj74 by Nickj74

    Could this be an active jet casting a shadow from a low sun?

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  • 7bluebird7 by 7bluebird7

    This is extremely beautiful.....it looks like ice

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  • MoonSquirrel by MoonSquirrel

    Found another http://talk.planetfour.org/#/subjects/APF0000wx0

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  • kazawoo by kazawoo

    Is this some kind of vapor emission!

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  • kazawoo by kazawoo

    Is this some kind of vapor emission,caught in low sunlight!

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  • brian_peaston by brian_peaston

    multi-coloured #multi-coloured

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  • putsman by putsman

    Found another: http://talk.planetfour.org/#/subjects/APF0000wyf

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  • mschwamb by mschwamb scientist, translator

    #frost definitely CO2 frost Mark these as Interesting features in the interface

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  • CindyMindy by CindyMindy

    Wow, it's beautiul!

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  • Trachy by Trachy

    Is the black spot a hole or vent . It looks very isolated and flat

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  • AstroToy by AstroToy

    Could the blue be diffraction of light from a sun low on the horizon?

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  • Angua by Angua

    Beautiful

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  • hsn953 by hsn953

    It seems like the black spot is a vent (hole) and the dark shadow is casted by the blueish rising fumes

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  • CmdrJJAdams by CmdrJJAdams

    Who says the Universe is dull...?? Simply stunning image!!

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  • MoonSquirrel by MoonSquirrel

    Thought Mars was a dead and supposedly red planet? every other image has something exciting and colourful.

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  • NatalieFord66 by NatalieFord66

    Thats amazing!

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  • Foxstar82 by Foxstar82

    Thats is stunning

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  • explosivepancakemix96 by explosivepancakemix96

    that looks beautiful. would love to one day stand next to that.

    unless its some kind of deadly hot or freezing gas. but none the less.

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  • M6ODC by M6ODC

    Very pretty

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  • Narnna by Narnna

    If the sun is low on the horizon wouldn't it be refracted red? Could it be water vapour?

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  • jaypatel2635 by jaypatel2635

    #frost

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  • pineapples by pineapples

    Is that a shadow behind the "water vapor" ?

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  • Mutantoe by Mutantoe

    Looks amazing!

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  • Mutantoe by Mutantoe

    Interesting, looks like cobalt to me! #whatelement

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  • 01005 by 01005

    Cool, blue. Hey, isn't Mars suppose to be red?!?

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    many of the colors are not trustworthy in terms of how the human eye would see it.colors r being stretched to maximize information visible.

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  • rowbumby by rowbumby

    #frost WOW so cool

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  • lzzybell by lzzybell

    wow this is amazing #blue

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  • mj_uk by mj_uk

    That is just fabulous!!!! What on earth can that be??? Or what on Mars rather (hohoho 😉)

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  • Richardwilson by Richardwilson

    its e.t? has to be. maybe its god aswell

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  • Miggles by Miggles

    Is a more advanced Rover, I mean, it looks like it has a better scanner... but where did it come from 😃

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  • jenniferlayne by jenniferlayne

    could it be a Mar's rainbow, the dark shadow. Not really a shadow proper but a figament of light fractions ?

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  • jules by jules

    #frost

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  • grofsh by grofsh

    It looks alike a whole in surface and smoke coming out of this. Sun light passing through the smoke and creating a shadow.

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  • MGHogue by MGHogue

    #Beautiful

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  • Mark_MDubbaYa_Williams by Mark_MDubbaYa_Williams

    #Frost lots of frost =)

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  • jamiel92 by jamiel92

    it seems to be of a gas state which is caught in a strong wind, spectacular image!

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  • wildman7744 by wildman7744

    this appears to be carbon dioxide frost. presumably a small part of the land (the black spot at the top of the cone) caved in, letting out

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  • wildman7744 by wildman7744

    some carbon dioxide which then froze in the cold climate of mars' poles. the chances are the wind was string though as you can see from

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  • wildman7744 by wildman7744

    the size of the cone, the Carbon dioxide went quite far

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  • wildman7744 by wildman7744

    before freezing

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  • UniqueSeeker by UniqueSeeker

    I have a theory, maybe? That this is carbon dioxide frost from a carbon dioxide ejection fanned due to wind during the ejection, however...

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  • UniqueSeeker by UniqueSeeker

    contd.... the ejection is still taking place and a long shadow is being formed due to it and a low sun. Could this be?

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    everybody: for longer discussions, it's easier to create a new post on the right side here under the chat or science sections.

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  • Lowcal1 by Lowcal1

    Blue ice.?

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  • catsenior by catsenior

    Wow!!

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  • Greyhound7 by Greyhound7

    neat

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    the color blue just means it become 'stronger' in the blue detector channel.which in turn usually means,more ice or more reflective ices.

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  • sarcky by sarcky

    congrats...record breaker they said

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  • LittleAl1974 by LittleAl1974

    wow

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  • shadowi12 by shadowi12

    Could it be some kind of blue gas just floating on the surface?

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  • Stu-Mc by Stu-Mc

    looks like a blue gas, the only one that comes to mind could be ozone?

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  • rturner21 by rturner21

    could it be ozone, which is a pale blue gas?

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  • Simon_Shopland1987 by Simon_Shopland1987

    could it be copper sulphate crystals being forced out from vents in the ground????

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    Simon, don't take the colors too seriously, they are stretched for information content.

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  • 123321 by 123321

    Может это от марсохода слабо прикрепленный фонарик отломился? (Исконно русская мысль)

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  • lee_wheatleynufc by lee_wheatleynufc

    hi jordan

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  • logoss89 by logoss89

    hi blood nice hat

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  • lee_wheatleynufc by lee_wheatleynufc

    i think this is a water metor

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  • logoss89 by logoss89

    jack is gay

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  • logoss89 by logoss89

    g

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    g

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    g

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  • logoss89 by logoss89

    ggggggggggggg

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  • logoss89 by logoss89

    ggggg

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  • logoss89 by logoss89

    g

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    g

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  • eocams by eocams

    Blue ice/gas?

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  • jwphoto by jwphoto

    Is this the landing space of curiosity? It looks amazing and the colour

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  • sirius8 by sirius8

    Похоже на Space crane после посадки Curiosity

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  • Ramage51 by Ramage51

    looks like some sort of gas

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  • mike_m by mike_m

    #frost

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    sirius8: no, our images are from the south pole. FAAR away from Curiosity's space crane. 😉

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  • Odysseus.M by Odysseus.M

    why is it blue?

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  • lewisnorton by lewisnorton

    very strange, what could have possibly caused such a shape and formation. its as if blasted from something

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  • stevecook by stevecook

    Its a copper sulphate geizer !!

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  • j.g.doggett by j.g.doggett

    Rising vapor/dust "smoke column" & side illuminated, so casting shadow? Difficult to tell if fan is alligned with surface shadows.

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  • Christopher_Playford by Christopher_Playford

    definately fan shaped though

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  • LucyPlayford by LucyPlayford

    I agree christopher, but what could have caused the sudden ghostly blue colour, is it a light refraction of a mineral?

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    no shadows here, no side views are possible. all observations are made from 'straight up'.

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    the blue color comes from either refrosted CO2 or cleaned CO2.it's always exactly where was a black fan before in time.so the fan ...

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    does something to the ice surface that makes it likely to have fresher looking ice there.fresher,or refurbished ice looks blue because ...

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    it becomes brighter in the blue wavelengths. (the only wavelengths where co2 is emitting in the visual ranges)

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  • Milkywaystars by Milkywaystars

    To the owner or whoever found this,
    Please may I collect this?
    From MilkyWayStars

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  • Milkywaystars by Milkywaystars

    P.S.I ALREADY HAVE SO HA HA HA

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  • Milkywaystars by Milkywaystars

    Blue oil spillage from a sattilite

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  • Milkywaystars by Milkywaystars

    I KNOW WHAT IT IS IT IS A BOMB SO RUN COS IT MIGHT COME HERE

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  • Milkywaystars by Milkywaystars

    P.S. only joking

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  • Milkywaystars by Milkywaystars

    Cool picture by the way

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  • Milkywaystars by Milkywaystars

    I have it in my collection

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  • jgbreezer by jgbreezer

    As mentioned in the blog posts, if you see blue areas/fans like this, tag them #frost and use the "Interesting Feature" tool as req'd.

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  • petet11 by petet11

    I like the blue on red planet

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  • spacey100 by spacey100

    water jet? If it's near one of the poles as there is ice at the poles!

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  • Markconx by Markconx

    #salt & whatever is liquid/gas on mars thats #blue ??

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  • Markconx by Markconx

    maybe melted #water ??

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  • bradb595 by bradb595

    it could be a gas, thats why its casting the coloured shadow. argon and krypton are blue when gases

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  • Earthboy by Earthboy

    could be a jet of water/ice

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    no shadow here, no side views, everything is recorded from straight up.the blue part is freshed-up/altered co2 ice surface....

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  • michaelaye by michaelaye scientist

    bluer just means brighter in the blue wavelengths,which is the area where ice is reflecting.

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  • altafkaji by altafkaji

    most likely argon?

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  • mattlou117 by mattlou117

    #bluefan

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  • bydy2 by bydy2

    The black dot is an alien, the blue it's laser beam!

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  • pcgreen84 by pcgreen84

    Wow i think that is the best picture i have seen yet.

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  • graeme8771 by graeme8771

    #colours are beautiful

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  • meryem3 by meryem3

    looks like a blue light

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  • powervong by powervong

    blue light on mar

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  • justinhero2011 by justinhero2011

    it can only be an optical phenomenon

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  • YoannHenri by YoannHenri

    Looks like ice geyser still spewing out of hole, showing earlier deposition and current jet shadow in near-horizontal sunlight

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  • YoannHenri by YoannHenri

    #geyser #icejet #jetshadow #icedeposition

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  • brian_peaston by brian_peaston

    #wind-directions

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  • brian_peaston by brian_peaston

    #multi-coloured

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  • BogdanRoscaneanu by BogdanRoscaneanu

    i've came into these blue ones too

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  • Owenwangwenjie by Owenwangwenjie

    This is such a beautiful picture~

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  • tianxuan by tianxuan

    representitive of a bunch of cutouts with frost tail outside & different directions, the difference in angles might change #frostreview

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  • leonie_van_vliet by leonie_van_vliet

    #blue feature, blotch with ice like tail...

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