I recommend waiting for the big Mars picture to load ... then ... click on any square of that field ... then ... before that smaller field loads ... click on the link "Listing of Images". This will give you a table of images with the resolution of each. If you're looking for resolutions in the 2 meters per pixel or less (as I am) ... you will find this most helpful.
If you find anything of great interest, let me know. Save me some wrist damage ... only about one pic in twenty has something of interest to me. I will add them to this list if really good (with your name if you choose) along with any more that I find.
Look at the third piece down in this multi-piece picture. There seems to be something like a "bridge" going out into the chasm. Go to the large image. It's a cloud? Sure looks like a cloud. But Mars has no such activity ... just dust storms. If this is a cloud, it is possible evidence of a "water event", i.e. an explosive evaporation of a large quantity of liquid forming a temporary cloud. If it's a ridge, it seems out of place. Another pic would confirm this. [about 10 x 100 meters over the chasm]
Here's some unusual landforms. Think I'll make a background out of the bottom section.
This appears to be water cuts into the side of a crater.
Here's some strange looking stuff.
Another example of "worm dunes".
Nice 'Cydonia' type region with a "pyramid".
Beginning 5/9/01 Links with dunefield spots
NASA says that the spots on the dunes are the dunes defrosting. That is, they are covered with frost which then melts in expanding spots. This seems to be the most sensible explanation I've yet seen (but why is there frost only on the dunes and not even one meter off the dunes?) ... but the "lakes" below (Martian Water Pools) still look like water or frozen lakes to me. Perhaps, the frost can "drip" deposit liquid water into the pools under some as yet unexplained conditions.
Martian Water Pools ?
Here is another pic from the same area as the one below (yesterday's m0302564). This shows what I believe to be ... actual pools of liquid which have not evaporated yet ... most probably water.
More excellent spots.
Little rocks? ... Holes? ... Little Plants? ... I'll call this "The Pepper Field"
I'm seeing a lot of this. Rocks? ... In general I'll call these ... "Disease Fields"
Here is a genuine spot field.
Spots mystery solved !
This is it! The spots are a dark liquid. You can see it here seeping into pools in the dune. No doubt about it. EBTX takes the brass ring ;o)
One mystery solved ... begets another. We see that the spots are liquid ... then ... why do these spots preferentially line themselves up on the crest of the dune seemingly in defiance of gravity?
Check this out
Here I've finally found some shadows. What the shadows are from is unknown. It may possibly be many little geysers (maybe 50 meters in diameter at the widest) shooting material up into the Mair (Martian air). But the material may be black and I see none of it on the ground. It could be a tree like thing ... but if so ... it must definitely be living? ... No ... can't be a tree ... way too big.
Extremely interesting geology here. I'll call it "Lizard Hide". (You need to see the blown up image).
Barcans or PacMans?
More possible life forms as spots on dunes. Notice how they "line up" on the crest of the dune. And they are round ... if they were some kind of oily seepage, you would expect them to be elliptical when on an incline. Clearly, the source is the center of the spot which disperses radially because we see them in different stages of development. Very much like a living growth.
IF you fall in this ... you're never gonna get clean. This is the first instance of powdery soot I've seen. It looks to be "blown" out onto the dunes like powder in your hand onto a flat table. Alternatively, it might have been water-born ... but ... the "dunes" must be concretized (hard as rock).
There is a lot of this type of "seepage" on Mars. What is it?
This is another "plant" picture with a twist. The dunes are quite small and the supposed plants are only on the edge. Also, in the full blowup, you can see a hint of a radial root system? Hmmmm ...
A beautiful satin texture.
A weird texture reminiscent of early "Web" backgrounds (the type nobody in their right mind uses).
Here is the context for the false "worm" dune field on the other page.
Very beautiful picture at full blowup. Possible clouds? Interesting. http://ida.wr.usgs.gov/html/m02018/m0201821.html
Way Cool (artistically speaking)
The bottom 5 panels of this are artistically interesting. I call them
Here's some strange looking stuff.