Palermo's Phobos Anomalies
While studying the above Phobos image (a composite of
frames A through O) my eye caught something sticking up out of the surface
(inside blue square), it was difficult to make out at the browser size
so I downloaded it into Photoshop and zoomed into that area, and there
it was, an apparent cylindrical shaped object casting a longish shadow
and having a slanted roof.
See animation at right for zoom in close up.
I searched the net to see if anyone else had already seen
this and to see what they thought about it, but my searches came up empty
on this Phobos mystery. One of my searches however led me to Dr. Mark Carlotto
who had done ground breaking imaging work on the Cydonia region.
At first he didn't think much of it but after continued
correspondence on it and the realization that the sun angle was not low
on the horizon (which would explain the elongated shadow) he conceded
that there was something strange on Phobos. He referred me to Lan
Fleming a NASA imaging specialist who has interest in Mars and other
solar system anomalies. Lan looked at it and upon further examination
and study concluded as did I, that this was a physical anomaly on the
surface of Phobos.
The original NASA MOC image was distorted slightly due to how the camera operates, so the craters appeared 'oval'
The above image shows the image 'corrected' using the upper right crater as a benchmark, making it round which adjusted the entire image at the same time.
Even with this adjustment it is still a compelling feature.