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Mars Attacks!

This week an armchair astronomer discovered what appears to be a cyclindrical structure on the planet mars. He gave the co-ordinates and I’ve looked it up on Google Mars and it’s there for all to see.


There are now 49,500,000 links which relate to this, listed on Google.

Interestingly, the only official feedback on this matter is that it’s due to pixelation.

Well, that might be true. However we should be very suspicious of government opinion on any extraterrestrial matters. A cynical person might think that the governments don’t want people to believe in the existance of aliens. Maybe they know they couldn’t control a couple of billion terrified people running amok on earth. 

There may have even been a civilisation on mars in the past as scientific evidence reveals that water flowed intermittently on the surface of Mars during the past 650 million years. http://www.psrd.hawaii.edu/May00/wetMars.html

Another ‘structure’ on mars has also provoked discussion. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/5981624/Mars-monolith-fuels-theories-of-alien-life.html

To directly quote from the article –

A rectangular object found jutting out of Mars’s surface and caught on camera by the University of Arizona has caused speculation over the nature of the “monolith” and its origins.

Sci-fi fans are said to be drawing parallels with the mysterious monoliths used to mark a change in human evolution in Stanley Kubrick’s classic film 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Now, if you think that NASA tells the truth, have a look at this website and many more like it. http://xfacts.com/spirit2004/

The issue relates to the tampering of photos of the martian landscape. For some reason or another NASA wants people to believe that the planet mars is red, rather than the hospitable colour that it truly is.

As one blogger wrote-

Why does NASA deliberately alter the color of the Mars photograhs ? Just because science mistakenly has always referred to Mars as the “Red Planet” is no reason for NASA to be deceptive about the planet’s real color . Below are some of the Martian pictures before and after NASA changed their real color . They show the true color of Mars . Something the world has been denied until recently .

“Investigation shows that there are several indications that the NASA is tampering with the colors, and changes them from an Earth-like environment into a red inhospitable environment. But it seems that the young scientists at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) are not convenient with this.

At the press conference last saturday, the JPL-scientists showed the latest picture of the Martian landscape. It showed a salmon-coloured desert with a blue sky. It seems that they did it on purpose, since previous pictures were all extremely red. Below the pictures of the conference are shown:”

At the time, NASA forbade the release of photos taken on the planet until they released them themselves. The pictures revealed a brown planet with a blue sky. However, after NASA took control of the situation they mysteriously changed colour from brown to red. The funny thing was though, that coloured markers on the legs of the space craft also changed colour in the process! Anyway, if you look at the above links you’ll see that some astronomers at NASA rebelled and released the real untouched shots. You can see them on that website.

Incidentally, there are other mysterious structures on mars. Mysterious glass-like tunnels are one strange construction. See http://www.enterprisemission.com/can.htm for the various theories relating to the glass tunnels which do look like giant glass worms. If the tunnels are the remains of worms then they are worms I wouldn’t like to meet, being a mile long and hundreds of feet across. So could they perhaps be ancient alien-made constructions?

For speculation and information on other structures such as the ‘face on mars’ and ‘pyramids on mars’ see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cydonia_Mensae

And today an Italian space enthusiast named Matteo Lanneo claims to have found a structure on the face of Mars that looks like Mahatma Gandhi. http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/163047/20110615/nasa-mars-mahatma-gandhi-face-structure-google-mars.htm

There’s also a rather unusual formation that looks like the Little Mermaid that the Rover photographed on mars. I’d be very interested in getting a close up of that.

Anyway, that is just our closest planet. There are heaps of amazing things to be discovered out in the universe. Personally, I think the Moon Io, which is one of Jupiter’s moons, is incredibly fascinating. Just imagine this. There is no water on Io, so instead of having a water high tide, the land has a high and low tide!

Yes, that’s right. I’m not sure how often, but apparently the land rises as a high tide up to 100 meters (330 feet)! Those are tides pushing and pulling the rocky surface (for comparison’s sake, Earth’s ocean tides vary by no more than 18 meters or 60 feet). The tidal forces are exerted in combination by Jupiter and two of its other large moons, Europa and Ganymede. It’s the energy generated by these tides, rather than internal heat, that powers Io’s geologic activity.

Read more: http://www.brighthub.com/science/space/articles/5811.aspx#ixzz1OdRLX77k

I suppose we won’t be colonising Io any time soon as Io is the most volcanically active body in the solar system. With more than 400 active volcanoes, Io doesn’t have the cratered surface common to so many other moons: powerful lava flows continually reshape the landscape. The Ionian volcano Loki, believed to be the solar system’s most powerful volcano, can spew out up to 1,000 square meters of lava each second.

When I wrote the book, the Doofuzz Dudes and the Planet Zok, I said that the landscape was like a dot picture. You needed to refocus your eyes so that you could see the landscape. Also, the planet had a strange climate. You could walk forward a few metres and the climate would change from cold to hot and then back again a few metres later.

Well, considering that there are moons out there where the land forms a high and low tide, my book was not so odd at all.

But I sure would like to get a closer look at that ‘pixelated’ structure on mars!


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