December 22, 2007, Thu 1:28 PM Science
Alexander Novgorodov, the reader of the portal R&D.CNews from Moscow Region, has pointed to an object of unusual morphology found on Mars images made by the spacecraft Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
On the images taken from the orbit an unusual mountain formation is depicted, which seems to have resulted from weathering (erosion) and is located amid the frozen ocean. The given formation drop-like shape (in section), its evidently erosion origin and the unusual structure at the base, which might be conventionally called a 'door' for its physical resemblance, are of interest.
The object unusual form and the presence of a 'door' do not mean the mountain formation is of artificial origin. The mentioned peculiarities are of primary interest because of their morphology.
The other images sent by our reader depict another formation of unusual shape resembling a pyramid with a regular polygon at the base.
The door-like structure at the base of the mountain formation. NASA image