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#1 2004-04-30 18:31:00

ERRORIST
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Re: Are these springs flowing from Endurance crater?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Enlarge this image,and look near the bedrock on the right side. It looks like numerous springs can be flowing from time to time.Any thoughts?

http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery....1M1.JPG[/color:post_uid0]

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#2 2004-05-04 08:58:47

Ian Flint
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Re: Are these springs flowing from Endurance crater?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]I don't see what you mean.[/color:post_uid0]

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#3 2004-05-04 09:02:09

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Re: Are these springs flowing from Endurance crater?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Under the bedrock outcropping on the right side you can see flow lines or gullies.[/color:post_uid0]

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#4 2004-05-04 09:07:01

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Re: Are these springs flowing from Endurance crater?

[color=#8D38C9:post_uid4]*Darker-colored patches of sand, my guess. 

Ooooo...those little (?) gentle depressions in the ground here and there are groovy.  smile

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#5 2004-05-04 19:28:57

Shaun Barrett
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Re: Are these springs flowing from Endurance crater?

[color=#000000:post_uid4]How about small, slow-moving, underground streams of brine gradually dissolving the sedimentary layers and causing subsidence, as the explanation for the gentle depressions?  ???

    Just another 2 cents worth from a man unburdened by years of dreary geology lectures and thus free to make wild guesses about things he doesn't understand!   :laugh:[/color:post_uid4]


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#6 2004-05-04 19:46:39

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Re: Are these springs flowing from Endurance crater?

[color=#000000:post_uid0]Sounds like a very good explanation. The depressions look like sink holes starting to form.[/color:post_uid0]

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