16,000 foot mountain...on an asteroid?!?!

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  1. Mr Pink

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    I don't know enough about asteroids, is that a big deal?
     
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    Wondering the same thing...
     
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    HUH?!
     
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    Getthepoisonout I regret my username

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    Only if it slams into earth.
     
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    That's like doing a news article about a speck of sand :facepalm:
     
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    Like the movie, let's shoot Ben Affleck into space.
     
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    Look at the rest of the asteroid surface. Do you see any other mountains or ground features which rise up? It looks a tad out of place. Almost looks 'shopped but this is a NASA web site so it's not.
     
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    I'd say it's just unusual enough to have captured their attention. Typically the way large asteroids like this form, you would expect to see a fairly smooth surface pockmarked by the impacts of other smaller asteroids and meteorites. As such, most of the visible features are a combination of overlapping depressions in an otherwise fairly uniform surface.

    This mountain, on the other hand, appears to be more of a prominent protrusion which, for the reasons mentioned, makes it something of an oddball. Certainly volcanism and plate tectonics will be looked at as possible causes, but here again, these are mechanisms most often seen only in much larger celestial bodies.
     
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    If we blow it up would women stop having their periods ?
     
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    There was another article recently. NASA said it is a type of stone that shatters in a manner not dissimilar to that in the Rockies (so, think Boulder Colorado's famous flatirons; so, plate techtonics).

    But that's NASA. I don't believe a word of it, as NASA is crammed to the ceilings with Rosicrucians, Neo-Platonists, Free Masons, Satanists and even (gasp) Evangelical Christians. Until @skylarbrie weighs in on this, I tend to theorize along the lines of the simplest explanation: which is that it is a secret pyramid built by an unknown ancient civilization on this remote planetary body to worship the Dark Lord.
     
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    :hehe:
     
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    Nothing more than the result of a large impact. Nothing to see here. Move along. Move along.
     
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    See the large round holes in the foreground? Those are the result of a large impact, not a mountain. They're called craters, not mountains.
     
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    Something is going on here.
    Noone is sure exactly what.
     
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    It is a bimp.

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