Talk:Phobos monolith

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On the enlarged image, I notice a nearly symetrical pentagon (viewed at an oblique angle) of low bumps in front of the monolith. hmmm. PaCkMaN 2010-03-05

Some really crackpot ideas are referenced on this page.[edit]

Reference 1 in particular is utter nonsense. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:10, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

The truth[edit]

Obviously it's a religious artefact that was built long ago by Phobosians! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:15, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Why is there a picture which is "not the monolith"?[edit]

I'm just wondering, does anybody know why there is the second picture on this page, which, according to the caption, "is not the monolith"?

It seems like it doesn't serve much purpose in an article about the monolith. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Reverend Zapanaz (talkcontribs) 06:10, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

This image is apparently not the monolith. For one, it doesn't match the first image (which itself matches photos from, which hopefully is reliable) in the arrangement of adjacent craters. Also, the image has been edited twice (not very helpfully, though) by Fotaun, who seems to know about astronomy, claiming that the image is not of the monolith. And so I've moved the image here. Can someone with the relevant astronomical knowledge make a judgement? Comments from Fotaun would be appreciated.

This is not the monolith, which is much closer to Stickney and Reldresal craters

Hyarmendacil (talk) 03:06, 1 February 2012 (UTC)

Well, I came to the same conclusion as you and altered the caption. This talks about it a little. Fotaun (talk) 03:29, 1 February 2012 (UTC)


You know Wikipedia is screwed up when tons of tons of big, interesting articles that people want to know about are deleted for being too pop culture, or "cruft", but an article about a damn random rock on a moon of Mars can stick around just fine. (talk) 09:25, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

It is a prominent geologic feature. That makes it more relevant than your pop stars. Cheers, BatteryIncluded (talk) 13:28, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
For astrogeologists maybe. Not saying this article doesn't belong on Wikipedia, it's just ridiculous that Wikipedia claims to be more of a general-purpose general-audience encyclopaedia while giving undue weight to things like this (a rock) compared to topics that the general audience will more often want information on. (talk) 07:19, 11 April 2014 (UTC)