Latest Mars Mystery
The Scientific Community Remains Silent
astronaut discovers Mars 'space station' using Google earth
By Daily Mail Reporter - June 7, 2011
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
David Martines, whose YouTube
video of the 'station' below 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.
the 'structure' as a living quarters with red and blue stripes
on it, to the untrained eye it looks like 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
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.
'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.
'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.
'It could be a way station for weary space travelers. It could
also belong to NASA, I don't know that they would admit that.
'I don't know if they could pull off such a project without all
the people seeing all the material going up there. I sort of doubt
NASA has anything to do with this.
'I don't know if NASA even knows about this.'
MailOnline has tried to contact both NASA and Goggle for a response
to the image, but neither has replied. --
NASA and Google
have both yet to respond to the 'finding', circled here.
The small white
image in the center of the screen has set
the blogosphere alight with rumors of a secret base.
It's over 700
feet long and 150 feet wide and appears to be colored.
discovery is reminiscent
of the infamous 'face on Mars'.
by the Viking 1 probe in 1976, a quirk of geography threw shadows
over a small hill on the Cydonia region of Mars, making the inanimate
rock look like a carved face.
The picture was heralded as proof of an alien civilization by
some but was dismissed as a mere trick of the light by scientists