Mars monolith

Summary

The Mars monolith as seen from orbit

The Mars monolith is a rectangular object (possibly a boulder) discovered on the surface of Mars.[1] It is located near the bottom of a cliff, from which it likely fell.[1][2] The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took pictures of it from orbit, roughly 180 miles (300 km) away.[1] The HiRISE camera that was used to photograph the monolith has a resolution of approximately 1 foot or 30 centimeters per pixel.[3]

Around the same time, the Phobos monolith made international news.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Wolchover, Natalie (2012-04-12). "Mars 'monolith' isn't the work of Martians". NBC News. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  2. ^ Ludka, Alexandra (2012-04-13). "NASA Reevaluates Mars Program After Budget Cuts". ABC News. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  3. ^ Natalie Wolchover (April 11, 2012). "'Monolith' Object on Mars? You Could Call It That". Live Science.
  4. ^ Barras, Colin (2016-09-24). "There is a huge 'monolith' on Phobos, one of Mars's moons". BBC News. Retrieved 2018-01-24.

External links

  • Boulders and Layers in Canyon - NASA
  • HRSC - ESA (overview of HiRISE image region by Mars Express)
  • HiRISE image of area