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Fragments from Floyd



You’ve just been given this image of a planetary terrain for interpretation. In the image are dozens (hundreds counting the smaller ones) of elliptical pocks on the surface visible from miles above the ground, their long axis oriented northwest to southeast.

That is all the information you have. What are your thoughts as to a possible cause?

Yes, I’m going somewhere with this. But not all of a sudden. Stick with me, the final story Friday June 6.

5 thoughts on “TerraForming”

  1. I’m going to say that the formations are ruptured bubbles of lava or something similar from a planet elsewhere in the galaxy, perhaps? As to why the axis of the bubbles are oriented in the same direction – perhaps some very strong winds?

  2. I wanted to add that what appear to be dry riverbeds are exactly that – the lava bubbles were first and then the erosive action took place over the course of many thousands of years at a later time.

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