Is There a Secret Space Station on Mars?
Is There a Secret Space Station on Mars?
... or is it just an illusion or an error in the digital image?
That's the speculation as an amateur, with a keen interest in Mars, was using Google Earth to look around the planet. Suddenly he spotted something that wasn't red. As Mars is known as the red planet - and everything's red, finding something that wasn't red caught his eye.
When you look at the video, it appears there's a very large, white, building - calculated to be approximately 700'x150' - and certainly, therefore, a large enough building to house many people and their support services.
Is this a secret space station on Mars?
Well - nobody'd admit to it, even if it is.... and, let's face it, we're not going to be able to drop by and have a look.
And if nobody's owning up - what do YOU think it could be used for? See the video, check it out for yourself, what do YOU think?
UPDATE: It's now been decided that it is an ice formation.
See the Secret Space Station on Mars
Where is the Secret Space Station on Mars?
The virtual Mars tourist who spotted the structure, David Martines, has even given the exact coordinates, so everybody can go to look for themselves.
Secret Space Station Coordinates:49'19.73"N 29 33'06.53"W
Well, if it is a secret space station, then it would now need to be renamed just a space station .... as it's no secret.
How Do I Find The Secret Space Station on Mars?
OK, if you're keen to go and have a look, if you've seen the video of the secret space station on YouTube, but if you want to see it for yourself, then you'll need to use Google Earth to find it. Use the coordinates above.
Base Station Alpha
David Martines, the guy who discovered the secret space station on Mars has named it Base Station Alpha. What' you call it?
What Do You Think?
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This is the kind of speculation that could rumble on for years - just like the famous Face on Mars from years ago, until photography advanced and better resolution images proved it was just a rock and some shadows.
In the end, this was disproved - see the video David Martines made to discover how he was fooled and what the reality turned out to be.
Of course - don't forget that just because this didn't turn out to be a secret space station on Mars that there isn't one :P
Stories like this will always exist. They are fascinating to read, so long as you don't start getting hooked!
Other Mars Mysteries to Solve:
There's always been a lot of mysteries of Mars waiting to be explored and debunked. So what other Mars mysteries have there been?
One of my earliest memories was when the original Face on Mars was discovered - for decades I was captivated by the photos of the face on Mars, only to discover fairly recently that it was just a rock and an illusion caused by the poor quality of those early camers. Newer photos have exploded this particular Mars mystery.
Face on Mars
The original Viking 1 and Viking 2 Mars orbiters took some photos in the Cydonia region of Mars back in 1976 which seemed to show a face on Mars.
Further photos have been taken since then, each with a better camera.
It wasn't until 2010 that newer/sharper photos finally showed it was simply some rocks.
Disappointing - we all want to find life on Mars don't we!
Life on Mars? The Mars Lizard
Life on Mars? Is There a Lizard on Mars?
In 2013, the latest Mars mystery was whether the Mars Rover had filmed a lizard on Mars.
Personally, it looks like a rock to me! But it's had people in a spin trying to decide.
It was a Japanese science blogger who first claimed he'd spotted a lizard on Mars, while he was looking at a picture of Mars that had been taken by the Curiosity rover,
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