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NEW FINDINGS POSTED BY CYDONIA RESEARCHER

 

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NEW FINDINGS POSTED BY CYDONIA RESEARCHER

Respected "Martian Enigmas" investigator Dr. Mark Carlotto, a specialist in photo analysis of the controversial "Face" and "City" landforms at Cydonia, has posted the latest results of his ongoing investigation at his website, http://www.psrw.com/~markc/Articles/cydoniaUpdate/index.html
       Carlotto's new findings are based upon photos taken in April 1998 by the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), which obtained three high resolution images of the region containing the City and Face. Although NASA and JPL immediately dismissed the Face and other objects as natural surface features, Carlotto says, research presented at the 1998 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Spring Meeting in Boston suggested otherwise. 
       "Detailed analysis of the Face showed a very high degree of lateral symmetry in the platform, found additional facial features (lips and 
nostrils) located along the central axis of symmetry, and confirmed the 
presence of unusual linear features on the head," Carlotto writes.
       "Continued research over the past year has revealed other anomalies in these images, including strange features at the base of the City Pyramid and Face, what appears to be ice at the bottom of at least one crater in the area, further indications of sedimentary rock and water erosion in this part of Mars, and various quasi-geometric patterns including a triangularly shaped feature north of the City," says Carlotto.
       Detailed analysis of the MGS photos can be found at Carlotto's website.       "As we await additional photographs over Cydonia... new and subtle patterns are being discovered in existing images," he writes. "Clearly not the buildings and roads many scientists expected to see. But are they Martian geology, or something else?
       "In the process of trying to better understand these land forms, 
researchers have found evidence of water erosion throughout Cydonia including indications of water eroded sedimentary rock, and liquid water frozen at the bottom of at least one crater in the area. These findings suggest that water was present on Mars far longer than originally thought, and may still be present in Cydonia. 
       "But how do we tell the difference between highly eroded natural 
landforms and artificial structures? In terrestrial archaeology this is a 
question that is easily answered by digging. But the Mars anomalies are 
forcing us to think more deeply about this question, to develop metrics for detecting planetary intelligence that go beyond simply finding (or not 
finding) buildings and roads, metrics that hopefully will be validated one 
day when archaeologists finally do dig in Cydonia," Carlotto concludes.
 
 

June 1999
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