Life on Mars?

…Or Just an Old Building…



SO apparently we have buildings on Mars now. Nice. I’d be pretty impressed if there was, not that there’d be any reason to suppose that if life DID actually exist on Mars, or had done at some time, that  it’s beyond the realms of possibility that they would have created some form of shelter for themselves.

What leaves me a little suspicious of this is that apparently (unless classified of course) had been undiscovered by all the Nasa and government technology available, but was able to be uncovered by an “American armchair astromomer”

So are we being fed more lies? Is this another crackpot? OR is information being classified…? Probably all three. I’m just unsure of where the weighting lies.

Check it out and make up your own mind…

AN American armchair astronomer claims he has found evidence of, well, something on Mars.
David Martines’ YouTube video is heading for viral status after he uploaded a flyby of Google Earth‘s Mars explorer zooming in on a white, cylindrical shaped object.
The object, according to Mr Martines, is “about 700 feet long and 150 feet wide”.
He’s calling it “Bio Station Alpha, because I’m just assuming that something lives in it or has lived in it”.
“It’s very unusual in that it’s quite large, it’s over 700 feet long and 150 feet wide, it looks like it’s a cylinder or made up of cylinders,” he says.
“It could be a power station or it could be a biological containment or it could be a glorified garage – hope it’s not a weapon.
“Whoever put it up there had a purpose I’m sure. I couldn’t imagine what the purpose was. I couldn’t imagine why anybody would want to live on Mars.”
But who’s responsible? Mr Marines says it’s unlikely to be NASA.
“I don’t know if they could pull off such a project without all the people seeing all the material going up there,” he says.
“I sort of doubt NASA has anything to do with this. I don’t know if NASA even knows about this.”
Mr Martines is seeking help finding a higher resolution image, if it exists.
He claims the coordinates of Bio Station Alpha are 71 49’19.73″N 29 33’06.53″W and that anyone who has downloaded the Google Earth software can see it.
Sceptics are lining up to shoot down Mr Martines’ theory, which has been likened to the infamous “Face on Mars” hysteria, which turned out to be an unusual angle of a rock formation.
The first of the Bio Station Mars parodies have also already hit YouTube, starting with Ski Station Beta
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One Comment on “Life on Mars?”

  1. June 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm #

    Interesting. Dug up some more info on it, here’s a debunking theory:

    “Alfred McEwen claims that the “bio station” is actually nothing more than a “linear streak artifact created by a cosmic ray.” McEwan is the lead scientist in the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE), which is a powerful telescope orbiting Mars. The rays are energetic particles emanated by the sun and other stars. When orbiting telescopes take photos of Mars or other things in space, the images go through a compressing process in the camera, making the rays look as if they’re cylindrical. McEwan couldn’t tell which orbiting telescope took the photo, so he wasn’t sure what the raw data showed.

    Clearly miffed at this, he said, “The people at Google need to document what the heck they’re doing. They should be able to identify what the source of their information is, and let people know so they can go back and look at the raw data.”

    Another critic of Martines’ Bio Station Alpha theory is another YouTube user who goes by the name of buzzology1990. Buzzology1990 posted his own video of screen caps, showing how the image Martines claims is a structure is actually just a mineral or salt deposit. Others think it is a dry ice deposit, as this image is near one of the poles on Mars.”

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