News Briefs 13-04-2012

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“Eighteen months ago the first evidence of intelligent life off the Earth was discovered… Except for a single very powerful radio emission aimed at Jupiter the four-million year old black monolith has remained completely inert. Its origin and purpose are still a total mystery.”

Dr. Heywood R. Floyd

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The HiRISE camera that photographed it has a resolution of approximately 1 foot (30 centimeters) per pixel — impressive considering the 180-mile (300-kilometer) altitude from which it photographs the Martian surface, but not quite sharp enough to capture the cragginess of a midsize boulder. "When your resolution is too low to fully resolve an object, it tends to look rectangular because the pixels in the image are squares. Any curve will look like a series of straight lines if you reduce your resolution enough," Hill told Life's Little Mysteries.

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There's a similar monolith on the Martian moon Phobos, of which NASA legend Buzz Aldrin had some interesting things to say.

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