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Freaky Pics of Mars: Spiders and odd structures.

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  1. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    I saw this post on yahoo news:

    Mysterious 'spiders' on Mars - Yahoo!7 Technology

    They are talking about the dark spider like specs..
    BUT I AM MORE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT THE SPIDERS ARE SITTING ON.!!! :confused::confused::confused:

    this is taken from about 200 miles above mars. and the scientist are guessing the spiders are dark gas ruptures... so the structure must be large-ish.

    what the hell are these structures? can they be natural formations??...
    looks like fossil bones or exterior shells of some creature's remains? or what????? :dalek:

  2. Skyroket

    Skyroket Well-Known Member

  3. pbf98

    pbf98 Well-Known Member Contributor

    The black specs don't look like spiders to me.. but I too am very curious as to what that is.. it doesn't look like anything natural. The rounded edge on the picture on the right looks to precise to be natural... but someone must know what it really is, otherwise I think this would have gotten more media attention. Similar to the "face" on Mars


    From 200 miles up those would be some big bones ;)
  4. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    200 miles up.. but zoomed in..
    but being the spiders are some kind of gas geysers.. the structures should be about a football size

    that face in the ground..i have seen that before..and although very neat..i believe that could be natural ..
  5. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    You can photograph stones, soil, other stuff and eventually find patterns and probably faces. Heck, they see Elvis in their oatmeal and Jesus in soiled napkins. We are programmed to see patterns because that is part of who we are.

    Sorry, the face on mars and the spiders are just natural oddities.

    Never trust the scientists. They should never contemplate much past the atmosphere because It took them eons to discover Pluto is not a planet.:D

    Or Photoshop.
  6. OfTheDamned

    OfTheDamned The Friendly Undead VIP Member

    Wait, Photoshop isn't a planet? :eek:
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  7. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    At least we've finally discovered where they buried Hoffa.
  8. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch! Moderator

    No, it's spiders, there all up there hiding from me!:ridinghorse:
  9. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I saw something on the science channel about how the human brain is programmed to recognize specifically human faces.

    As far as these things go, I'm not sold. They didn't really look like anything to me. I'd like to see a close up with the rover before I make a call one way or the other.

    I am, however, going to have nightmares about a robotic spider army invading earth from their strategically located base of operations - mars. :rolleyes::D
  10. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    did not know vamps are scared of spiders
  11. 9to5cynic

    9to5cynic Well-Known Member

    I don' think they all are, but I'd say quite a few are. Though, I'd like to think everyone is afraid of invasive interplanetary robotic arachnids.

  12. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator


    Dear Mars,

    We are intrigued by your invasion plans and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

    Please dispatch a large supply of self-delivering parts and tech on 8 legs with all possible haste.

    Your pals,
    The Geeks of Earth
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  13. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Dear Earth,

    Newsletter? Really? So primitive. Read the blog. It's very easy to keep it updated with 8 legs.

    Arachnobot Liaison to the Human Embassy
    3rd Crater beyond the spot
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  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Dear Bob,

    Thanks for your helpful tip on your blog, we especially enjoyed the article on the structures you prefer to sunbathe on, and we would like to know, what are they?

    May we count on you to join us at our upcoming arachnobot networking party?

    Typist Pro-Tem for The Geeks of Earth
    3rd stone from the Sun
  15. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Dear Neil,

    We graciously accept your invitation and will be providing refreshments. Please understand that our beverage of choice comes in 8-packs for obvious reasons. A point of clarification
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  16. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    LOL you two are nutz!
    but I like it :p
    crazy is the new normal!

    but in all seriousness (if that is possible)
    what the hell are those structures? any one believe those look like natural formations by some sort of wind? how can the surrounding be so flat, if the there is wind to shape those rocks? there would be waves in the sand.
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  17. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Not necessarily in the way we'd normally assume. There's a similar situation in (I believe) a California desert where there are very high winds but some effects due to frost cycles make it look flat. I'll track down the details and get back to you. Plus, I didn't see if any zooming was involved there, just 200 miles up. And a single direct view from the top, without a parallax view, can be deceiving.
  18. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    Dear Earthlings,
    You are so easily amused. There is more to this than meets the (your) eye, I have just been messing with you. Much like your little wolf in the pig story I have huffed and puffed, yet I created instead of destroyed.
    It's a gas being me.
    IC 2118
    NASA - Witch Head Nebula
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  19. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Dear witch Nebula

    Have you tried this?

    As for the rock formation, let's assume for a moment that it is not a random natural event that coincidentally looks like a human face when viewed from a single vantage point ... What, then, would it be? A deliberate structure as in Mission to Mars? Perhaps the remnants of a statue from a long vanished civilization? Aliens messing with us for their own amusement? A message from a deity because the burning bush thing is so old school?

    The problem with trying to figure out what it is, in order to assign deliberate significance to it, we must first assume the conclusion to be true which is one of the basic logical fallacies.

    Only two things can be said with certainty ... it is there and we don't know what it is.
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  20. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Naw . . . we can say for certainty it is a natural soil, sand or rock formation and too many people have seen Mission To Mars. Built by erosion and eons.

    Like I said, we humans are designed to look for patterns and we see things that do not exist. What does happen is they often come to fife on the web and then they never die. You will find pictures in natural materials if you look for them.

    There be no martians out there, expect for the wee ones that might be in the water or remaining as fossils.

    We are alone!
  21. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    forget the face.. it is easily dismissed to random structure.. not defined enough to give it more credit.

    but the structures under the "spiders" are much harder to dismiss
  22. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    we are alone in this solar system.. i can agree with that.

    in this galaxy... i think we have neighbors ...
    in this universe.. we are not alone.
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  23. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator


    There are roads and buildings under the Caribbean and just off Japan, those two places only fueling no end of occult speculations, but they are provable as completely natural.

    There was an iterative process used to go from raw sensor data to an image - and the face was a goof. The process wasn't finished, the image wasn't done. When done, there never was a face, and we've photographed it again just to try to quell that meme.

    And here, we have incomplete data.

    There's too little information for those of us in armchairs to see what natural process was involved for those rocks, but it's probably obvious to geologists.

    If not, NASA would have been discussing them instead of the gas shadows.

    Camel Rock, NM -


    Camel Rock, Turkey -

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  24. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Sure, that's what they WANT you to say. I have driven on the road under the Caribbean. You drive 50 feet, come up for air, drive 50 feet and come up for air. But eventually you will get there and that is where they are hiding.

    They know about the thems and the thems are controlling the theys. The master Overlords are controlling the thems, the theys, and the us's. And for the record, theys are not grey, they are sort of a mauve with longish hair.

    They want to take over and the government is keeping it a secret. I know you know more than you are telling us, Early. Be afraid, be very afraid because They are here and the other theys know all about it.

    They all communicate through Wikepedia and some of the YouTube videos contain a buried hypersonic signal. Why do you think cute kitty videos are so popuar?

    Remember if you are not a they or a them, you are doomed.
  25. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    If the Universe is infinite, it will be impossible to reach the end. Or the half-way point, or quarter way point and on and on. Apparently, we wll ever reach the end even if it finite. Either way, there is lots of space in our universe.

    The earth formed and that proves it is is not impossible for another earth like planet to form. Out there, somewhere. Either that or we are a fluke and there is only one of us floating around in all that space.

    I believe we are not alone. In all that vastness, there must be another place like earth. Perhaps a place just like us, technologically. Or perhaps a place where the bomb was developed early on and humans are gone.

    We are not alone, seriously. The problem is, we cannot prove it.

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