You’ve just been given this image of a planetary terrain for interpretation. In the image are dozens (hundreds counting the smaller ones) of elliptical pocks on the surface visible from miles above the ground, their long axis oriented northwest to southeast.
That is all the information you have. What are your thoughts as to a possible cause?
Yes, I’m going somewhere with this. But not all of a sudden. Stick with me, the final story Friday June 6.