An American armchair astronomer claims he has found evidence of, well, something on Mars.
David Martines has 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.
by David Livingstone