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SCI-FI SQUARE

The images that follow, were taken by Hirise on a stepped massif in the Cydonian region known as the "Ray Gun" on Bob William's Cydonia Anomalies Archive Image Map.

 

At about the point of the trigger on the ray gun, a feature appears that is brighter than the surrounding terrain:

The feature looks like a human head with an odd hat.  The eye and the nose have dark details. There is even an ear detectable.  There is a bright rectangular feature directly under the head, that looks like the base of a sculpture.  And the whole object appears much like a sculpture fallen over in the soil.

The feature seems interesting enough to be found on the cover of a science fiction novel.  The find seems almost like it should be a part of a science fiction story...  While flying over the "Ray Gun," in strange Cydonia, not far from the famous Face image, we encounter this odd fallen sculpture, and we stop our craft to check out the surroundings...

We take measurements.  From the chin to the top of the hat, the feature is 22 meters long.

When we look at it from the wider view, it appears there are the remains of a rectangular structure, particularly the corners, jutting above the surface.  We know that rectangular depressions like this are excellent sites for archeological digs, as they tend to indicate the remains of buildings beneath the ground.

The sculptural part of the feature looks to be holding the square, like a waiter with a serving tray:

So, within this one image, we have the connection of a sculptural/artistic remnant alongside the possible remains of an architectural structure.

The surrounding area also has points of interest.

Other possible art objects are nearby, as well as a circular feature on the ridge, just below the square.  Below that, there are boulders that are arranged in such a way that they look something like a skull.  It is an odd site.  We snap a picture as we leave, and mark the site for further investigation.

Perhaps there are other geometric shapes in the area which are suggestive of artificiality.  But alas, this is science fiction.  None of this can be real.

Thanks and credit for the original image to NASA/JPL/University of Arizona.
 
 
Raw Images Courtesy of NASA and ESA.  Special thanks to EVERYONE who has contributed in the search for Mars anomalies.  Also thanks to Google, Picasa, ImageShack, and Photobucket. 
 
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