I have to admit, the past couple of weeks I've been following NASA's Dawn mission and its pictures of the asteroid Vesta, with some interest, and pouring over some pictures of the distant "worldlet" ever since I read a passing reference that NASA scientists were "stunned" when they saw the pictures of the asteroid.
At first, they didn't look all that significant to me. Take this one for example:
Well, ok, there are a few interesting features that are even downright curious, such as the indications of craters arranged more or less in lines, if one studies carefully for a few minutes. But one can find such formations almost anywhere, including our Moon.
Nothing terribly stunning there.
Then I saw this:
Now this one was a stunner! While I'm not going to jump on any bandwagons here, there are a number of "weirdnesses" about this picture, which one has to view in full size to really appreciate, but I'll use arrows to point a few of them out.
The first "weirdness" is the obviously "parallel" feature quite visible on the lower left:
Then there are "geometrical oddities" that one might almost qualify as "anomalies" as the following pictures illustrate (and again, I've inserted an arrow to show what I'm talking about):
Notice that to the right of the arrow, there is an oddly and apparently "rectilinear" feature that looks to be inside or on top of a crater. There is another such odd "geometricity":
Visible here is an almost triangular formation with, again, sharply defined lines and points, a feature that, at first glance, would seem to be difficult to explain by any natural geological or kinetic-collision process of formation. Time, further images, and careful enhancement of this "worldlet" will tell, but for now, I'm holding the door open. We may be looking at a rock with unusual features, or we may be looking, again, at indicators of some artificial things on that rock.