- uploaded: Sep 7, 2008
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A most interesting feature came to light on Mars recently. Amid the over 60,000 newly-released images from the current unmanned NASA probe (MGS), non-NASA â??Enterprise Missionâ? researchers discovered a strange â??tubular structureâ? in the Martian deserts (MOC frame M04-00291), located at about 40 degrees north latitude. This remarkable â??tube,â? roughly a mile in length and hundreds of feet wide, appears to cling to a desert canyon wall near the canyonâ??s bottom, and extend along its entire length. The feature has the appearance of being â??translucent,â? of being supported at somewhat regular intervals by â??ribs,â? and of being quite cylindrical â?? with a localized, internal structure at one point of considerably higher albedo (brightness). To define this feature in purely geological terms has been a considerable challenge.