Astronomers Just Discovered a 'Bear' on Mars

There's no denying, the crater looks like a bear's face. We've seen some crazy craters on Mars over the years from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE) – like the famous smiley face, or an elephant and a bird.

But what could possibly create the weird feature in the middle of the crater that is shaped like a bear's snout?

"There's a hill with a V-shaped collapse structure (the nose), two craters (the eyes), and a circular fracture pattern (the head)," said HiRISE principal investigator Alfred McEwen. "The circular fracture pattern might be due to the settling of a deposit over a buried impact crater. Maybe the nose is a volcanic or mud vent and the deposit could be lava or mud flows? Maybe just grin and bear it."

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So in my "comment whiteboard"-> the Ursa Mars Bear says see the oil field map by
-> Tyler Priest and why he is doing these reports
-> TP's name was on a book review see the link

-> will oil save us,as everything is petroleum based or
-> does he lean towards the one viewpoint the book presented:De-population
-> maybe racing to the Bear
is where the outliers will go

Enjoy the new space
cowboy junkies

Abstract by TP
A techno-optimist is pitted against the pied piper of “apocalyptic environmentalism”
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