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Armchair astronaut discovers Mars 'space station' using Google earth
dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 4, 2011

Posted on 06/04/2011 6:05:41 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

We have all heard of little green men from Mars.

But now an American 'armchair astronaut' claims to have discovered a mysterious structure on the surface of the red planet - by looking on Google earth.

David Martines, whose YouTube video of the 'station' has racked up over 200,000 hits so far, claims to have randomly uncovered the picture while scanning the surface of the planet one day.

Describing the 'structure' as a living quarters with red and blue stripes on it, to the untrained eye it looks nothing more than a white splodge on an otherwise unblemished red landscape.

He even lists the co-ordinates 49'19.73"N 29 33'06.53"W so others can go see the anomaly for themselves.

In a pre recorded 'fly by' video of the object, Mr Martines describes what he thinks the station might be.

He said: 'This is a video of something I discovered on Google Mars quite by accident.

'I call it Bio-station Alpha, because I'm just assuming that something lives in it or has lived in it.


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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; mars; ufo; weirdstuff
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1 posted on 06/04/2011 6:05:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Photographic artifact?


2 posted on 06/04/2011 6:10:09 PM PDT by RockinRight (Who is "Generic Republican" and why does he poll so much better against Obama than anyone else?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like a silver bullet can to me.


3 posted on 06/04/2011 6:10:18 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
   It's my old office. I used to work there (on the planet Mars). The rent was cheap, but I got very little walk-in traffic and the long distance phone bills were horrendous.
4 posted on 06/04/2011 6:10:36 PM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Now we know where the trillions went.


5 posted on 06/04/2011 6:11:46 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We are not alone.

See the Disclosure Project site for the two press conferences held at the National Press Club in DC. Very impressive witnesses...many former government employees with first hand knowledge of alien visitation.


6 posted on 06/04/2011 6:12:20 PM PDT by kjo
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To: RockinRight

That’s what I’m betting. A computer glitch.


7 posted on 06/04/2011 6:13:13 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

Yes. Digital noise.


8 posted on 06/04/2011 6:17:33 PM PDT by I Shall Endure
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bio Station Alpha on Mars.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTJt0LJZG2k

Place even seems to have a geodesic dome covering a radar array at one end. Structure is highly reflective, as though made of metal.

Go see the youtube video; I don’t know what it is.


9 posted on 06/04/2011 6:19:57 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Heh. That’s my place. ...same kind of thin atmosphere, isolation and weather, anyway.


10 posted on 06/04/2011 6:21:59 PM PDT by familyop (Shut up, and eat your brains!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
It's headquarters for AlGore's advance team of "Marsal Warming"...as soon as he get's Romney sworn-in as an official "Climateer" and he gets his first merit badge, he'll be joining the advance team on the red planet.

Right now the only one there is some guy named Ben Ladden, or something like that...he's brand new.

ROMNEY GW
11 posted on 06/04/2011 6:23:36 PM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Gee, it's a transformer base

Ya' know Mars to the dark side of the moon, then earth

These Decepticons sure are sneaky

12 posted on 06/04/2011 6:24:48 PM PDT by Popman (Obama. First Marxist to turn a five year Marxist plan into a 4 year administration.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How did this make it to a news source without a “LOL” in the headline?


13 posted on 06/04/2011 6:25:04 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Public employee unions are the barbarian hordes of our time.)
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To: Brilliant
Describing the 'structure' as a living quarters with red and blue stripes on it, to the untrained eye it looks nothing more than a white splodge on an otherwise unblemished red landscape.

I'm wondering what it takes to get a "trained eye".
14 posted on 06/04/2011 6:25:14 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Free ThinkerNY; SunkenCiv

I’m thinking it’s about 8 pixels and probably 6 miles across.

lol


15 posted on 06/04/2011 6:27:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

that is a good question


16 posted on 06/04/2011 6:30:48 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: I Shall Endure

Bicubic compression attempts to smooth sharp pixel edges. It looks OK at normal resolution but when you blow it up it takes on unnatural straight edges. Pixels are single color data. You don’t get half red and half white pixels, you get a red pixel, a pink pixel, and a white pixel. Bicubic is the most commonly used size reduction option in photoshop.


17 posted on 06/04/2011 6:36:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Maurice Tift

I’ll bet the commute was a bitch as well...


18 posted on 06/04/2011 6:39:33 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics!)
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To: Brilliant

A flyby is the only way to settle this.


19 posted on 06/04/2011 6:45:05 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Mystery solved...it's Al Gore's huge-mongous house!
20 posted on 06/04/2011 6:47:15 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I have no idea how large this structure is but haven’t we lost 3-4 space craft on Mars? Is there any reason not to believe the Russians have as well?


21 posted on 06/04/2011 6:52:25 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Somewhere in Kenya, a village is missing an idiot)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
David Martines, whose YouTube video of the 'station' has racked up over 200,000 hits so far... Describing the 'structure' as a living quarters with red and blue stripes on it, to the untrained eye it looks nothing more than a white splodge on an otherwise unblemished red landscape... [said] "I call it Bio-station Alpha, because I'm just assuming that something lives in it or has lived in it."
The late Arthur C. Clarke claimed that something resembling banyan trees were clearly visible in recent pix taken from Mars orbit. This makes perfect sense too, because the surface pressure on Mars is the same as Earth's atmospheric pressure at 40 miles altitude.

Why, yes, I am being ironic.


22 posted on 06/04/2011 6:53:09 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Nice SUV Al’s got there, too.


23 posted on 06/04/2011 6:54:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SunkenCiv

Bookmark


24 posted on 06/04/2011 7:04:49 PM PDT by Publius6961 (you don't need a president-for-life if you've got a bureaucracy-for-life.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Of course, Everybody knows that Banyan trees thrive in temperatures between -200 and -20.


25 posted on 06/04/2011 7:06:47 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The Coordinates shown in the article are incorrect. The correct coordinates are:

71 49’19.73”N 29 33’06.53”W

Go to Google Earth, click “View” “Explore” “Mars”. Paste in the above coordinates in the “Fly To” dialog box and press “enter”.


26 posted on 06/04/2011 7:10:22 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: muir_redwoods; KevinDavis

There was a US (or maybe it was ESA/US) lander that didn’t land right and the next orbiter eventually found the crash site from orbit. This story reminds me of the persistent flap about a Russian craft some years ago which had just managed to make orbit around Mars, turn on its cameras, and saw the (natural) object just in time to record the probe’s own demise. A Russian source said the probe had collided with “something that wasn’t supposed to be there”, an unfortunate turn of phrase which has been saddled on ever since as proof that aliens control Mars.

The first-ever attempt at a Mars mission was by the USSR; Khruschev made a cryptic reference to it in one of his angry speeches, without going into detail, in case the mission failed — which it did. The first close-up photos of Mars (there are just a handful from the mission) date from nearly 50 years ago, a US probe which like others since failed to get to the right spot at the right time, and instead of entering orbit, did a flyby instead. While that aspect was disappointing, the photos took everyone’s breath away.

Probably won’t do that to anyone now, unfortunately, but I remain impressed:

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/nmc/spacecraftDisplay.do?id=1964-077A


27 posted on 06/04/2011 7:13:37 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here's a view from Google Earth. Note the given coordinates dropped the degrees and just gave minutes and seconds! I found this by scanning the circled area in the small scale view. I think it's obviously an artifact. The geologic features in this view show much lower resolution.


28 posted on 06/04/2011 7:15:40 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: SunkenCiv

Once Tipper is through with him, he’ll be LIVING in an SUV, LOL!

Go, Tipper! Go! :)

Boy, what a year it’s been for these Dem Rat ‘leaders’, Eh? Algore kicked out of his house and now John Edwards facing 30 years in prison?

Couldn’t happen to two nicer fellows, LOL!


29 posted on 06/04/2011 7:16:27 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m still pretty impressed with the Russian Venus landings.


30 posted on 06/04/2011 7:19:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Looks like a crankshaft.



31 posted on 06/04/2011 7:23:07 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: GeronL; Publius6961; cripplecreek

"I'm now convinced that Mars is inhabited by a race of demented landscape gardeners," Sir Arthur C. Clarke announced recently.

The author of 2001: A Space Odyssey was only half-joking. He claims that an image produced by the Mars Global Surveyor satellite shows "large areas of vegetation . . . like banyan trees." Most experts dismiss the idea. But Popular Science loves a free thinker, especially one as talented and charming as Sir Arthur. We questioned him in Sri Lanka via e-mail.

Nicole Foulke

Popular Science What makes you so confident there is life on Mars?

Arthur C. Clarke The image is so striking that there is no need to say anything about it -- it's obviously vegetation to any unbiased eye.

PS What about animal life?

AC If there is vegetation, it seems probable there are other life-forms as well.

PS Few experts agree with you.

AC Remember how a certain Astronomer Royal said that space flight was 'utter bilge'?

[Indeed, Richard van der Reit Wooley said so in 1956 -- Ed.] But they are right to be cautious -- we still don't have 100 percent proof. I think it's in the high nineties!

PS Why are you so passionate about this?

AC Because nothing could be more important than the discovery of other life-forms. It's getting lonely down here.


32 posted on 06/04/2011 7:23:56 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like a White Castle restaurant to me.


33 posted on 06/04/2011 7:25:01 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin; cripplecreek

Mars Needs Al Gore. I’m in for ten bucks.

Happy Face on Mars:
http://www.msss.com/education/happy_face/happy_face.html

Buzz Aldrin to NASA: U.S. Space Policy Is on the Wrong Track
http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/air_space/4322647.html


34 posted on 06/04/2011 7:25:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Maurice Tift; Darksheare; Slings and Arrows
It's my old office. I used to work there (on the planet Mars). The rent was cheap, but I got very little walk-in traffic and the long distance phone bills were horrendous.

Why didn't you simply link up through the trans-druidian sattelite system? You would have saved a bundle!

35 posted on 06/04/2011 7:25:39 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s not on the Mars surface at all. It’s a satellite in orbit above Earth.


36 posted on 06/04/2011 7:26:34 PM PDT by kik5150
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe Cynthia McKinney was right?

We did plant a flag and a base on Mars. /s


37 posted on 06/04/2011 7:29:39 PM PDT by machogirl (First they came for my tagline)
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To: Brilliant
Here is a much better picture.


39 posted on 06/04/2011 7:36:29 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Looks like the wreckage of the SS Botany Bay on Ceti Alpha V.

(KHAAAAAAAN!!!)

40 posted on 06/04/2011 7:39:52 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: SunkenCiv

I’m guessing Clarke wouldn’t be too thrilled with my ideas about finding life on other planets.

I don’t want to find intelligent life. That would just get in our way or exterminate us. I want to find stupid life we can eat.


41 posted on 06/04/2011 7:40:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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Perhaps some remember the so-called “tubes on Mars”?

http://www.astronomy.net/forums/ufo/messages/764.shtml

TVF’s one major failing IMHO was his attachment to the stupid “Face on Mars” BS. But the late Tom Van Flandern was always interesting, not least because he had no apparent fear:

http://www.metaresearch.org/home/Viewpoint/archive/010313GlassyTubes/Meta-in-News010313.asp

Hoaxland’s site, lots more lunacy there:

Phobos, the Martian moon, actually an ancient spaceship?
http://www.enterprisemission.com/Phobos2.html

Artificial alien domes on the Earth’s Moon?
http://www.enterprisemission.com/SmokingGun.htm


42 posted on 06/04/2011 7:41:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Here's the low angle front view.


43 posted on 06/04/2011 7:44:26 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice! Tea Party extremism is a badge of honor.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Good article by Buzz. Thanks! :) Face on Mars?
44 posted on 06/04/2011 7:46:09 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Bockscar

Mars could be given an atmosphere by dumping water on it, lots of water, enough to make seas. The gases for the atmosphere would be intro’d as soon as the water got there, or could be included in the chunks of ice delivered to make the seas. Between the gases and water vapor, Mars would have a nice, dense, temporary (centuries?) atmosphere that might support some plant life intro’d from Earth. Basically though, the only way we can live on Mars is to build indoor habitats, much of which would consist of inflatable greenhouses in which to raise sufficient/surplus food.


45 posted on 06/04/2011 7:47:11 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: cripplecreek

:’)


46 posted on 06/04/2011 7:47:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
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47 posted on 06/04/2011 7:48:12 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SIDENET

LOL!

but still, why’d Chekov try to go back outside to beam up?


48 posted on 06/04/2011 7:49:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: SIDENET

Well it ain’t the Valley Forge. Bruce Dern nuked himself while orbiting Saturn.


49 posted on 06/04/2011 7:49:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: KarlInOhio

No pics from inside please. I do not want to see an obese Martian in a thong and a tank top.


50 posted on 06/04/2011 7:49:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Who crashed the markets on 9/15/08 and why?)
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