Continued from Part I

On another portion of this image, M04-03228, is an object that we flatly cannot explain in any of our preconceived concepts of Martian architecture. In fact, it so far beyond the simple tetrahedral pyramids and sculpted Face of Cydonia, that we cannot even be sure it is technological at all -- at least in the sense we currently understand "technology."

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We could not help but notice that this "teardrop," bore a strong resemblance at first glance to a fossilized creature, like some bizarre enormous trilobite. Now, we have advocated for quite awhile that the civilization at Cydonia was most likely human or humanoid in derivation, based on the human-like visage of the Face and the similarity of the Martian Monuments to terrestrial architecture. This guy, what ever he is, seemed to fly in the Face of that assumption. So we were immediately reluctant to even consider the fossil possibility. But, the closer we looked, the weirder it got.

The most noticeable characteristics of this "bug" are what appears to be "shell" on the right hand side of the "head." This shell has a wavy, eroded look to it, but one that is admittedly closer to what we would expect of a biological decay of a protective shell rather than a geologic or even architectural feature. Below that shell, clearly underneath what would have once covered the entire object, are some more tubes. But in this context, they take on the look more of a central nervous system or rib structure than a plumbing network.

Below that are some sort of tubular structures which once emerged from the base of the "shell," almost like "feelers."

In close-up, the base of the "ribs" show evidence of more geometric structure, what we'd expect to see if this was a constructed object rather than a "fossil." And below that, separated from the "bug," is more evidence of this geometric arrangement.

So what is this thing? We just don't know. It has aspects of technology as well as biology, and defies our attempts to categorize it. Perhaps we are being too black and white in our thinking. Perhaps it is a combination of both, an "organic technology" created by some unimaginable prior inhabitants of the planet. What ever it is, we are certain of only two things about it:

It isn't geology, in any sense of the word. 

And it deserves to be re-imaged and further investigated. And the sooner the better.

What you say, Mike? Wanna take (another) ride?