Sunday, August 22, 2010

Connecting the dots

Everywhere around Tyndall Crater you find these strange linear features connecting knobs and craters, as if someone has been walking from hill to hill. I have no time to investigate these any further for now, but they are really intriguing. I'm thinking about making a map of these features.

The things are about 100 m wide.Width of this picture is about 170 km.


Update: I posted this question on the Astrisk-forum. Hope they can help.

Update2: Here is a close up of the connecting features in visible light. If I'm not mistaken there's a dustdevil to the right. Can they be the cause of the features?



Update3: The guys at the asterisk forum have probably solved the riddle. The line-dots are probably cased by volcanic activity: the cracks are weak spots in a volcanicly active region and that's where the domes pop out. Thanks guys!

However, now that we're busy, I found this rather artistic view in the same region. looks great, doesn't it? :)




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