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Time to Whack Your Neighbors with a Thighbone - Monolith on Phobos

This is getting a lot of press the last few weeks because Buzz Aldrin mentioned on CSpan. The actual photos are a few years old now. There are some odd items on the surface of Phobos (The vaguely potato shaped moon orbiting mars). The one pictured is estimated at several stories tall and a second one is vaguely (as in you need to have consumed lots of whisky and squint really hard) pyramid shaped. These don't have the deep impact craters one would expect from a meteor. Leading many to theorize they are artificial or perhaps volcanic in origin.

Since the close up photos of the martian face turned out to be a bust, we needed something new to make Mars mysterious.

Here's the clip of Buzz fueling the fire.