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Mars moon Phobos: Are Aliens From Another World Living Inside Phobos?

Updated on July 13, 2016
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C. E. Clark has had a curiosity about the universe and other possible intelligent life there since she was about 10 years old.

Is the Monolith Located On Phobos a Sign of a Civilization That Has Come and Gone? Or a Civilization That May Still Exist Inside Phobos?

Was there once life on a moon named Phobos (pronounced Foe-bes), that orbits Mars? Phobos is heavily cratered, considerably smaller than Earth's moon (Phobos has a median radius of about 11 km while Earth's moon's equatorial radius is about 1737 km), and looks a little like a potato that would be better off planted than eaten, because it appears to be pretty beaten up.

Phobos is a focus of space junkies everywhere, because of a strange structure, now referred to as a monolith, that was photographed by the Mars Global Surveyor in 1998 from about 165 miles away.

It has also been suggested that Phobos is not a naturally occurring body, but a Martian made space station, because of it’s highly irregular appearance. Have a look for yourself by clicking here. Even Carl Sagan found this moon interesting, which you will hear when you watch this short video.

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Is the Martian Moon Phobos Really an Alien Space Station In Disguise, and Not a Moon At All?

This author is not convinced Martians made Phobos, if indeed it is an alien space station and not a moon, because I am not convinced there ever were such things as Martians. Intelligent beings from another galaxy may have created it in order to watch the development of Earthlings from a closer vantage point. Aliens from another world may have built Phobos, but not necessarily Martians.

If aliens from outer space are watching us, as some astronauts have suggested (read my previous hub titled “Colonel Gordon Cooper & Dr. Edgar Mitchell, Former NASA Astronauts, Both Agree, Extraterrestrials Are Here!”), Phobos may be their home base nearby. Do you know for a certainty that it is? Or is not?


Is the Phobos Monolith a Natural Rock or Did Someone Put It There?

No, this is not new information, but it may be new to you. It only just came to my attention for the first time a few months ago even though the monolith was photographed back in 1998. I’m thinking there are other people who have not heard about it yet either.

There is much conjecture on how the monolith got on Phobos. Did it just happen naturally? Or is it a structure made by intelligent beings? It is hard to tell for sure with the photo, but it does not look like anything that would just naturally happen from what we know about it, and what we can see of it at this time.

The monolith has been estimated to be 280 feet wide and as much as 700 feet high. The height is estimated according to the shadow it casts when the sun is at a particular angle. While that might seem like a pretty big structure, and it is if you consider there is no other similar structure anywhere close by on Phobos, it still is not as big as some of the tallest buildings here on planet Earth.

Buzz Aldrin Thinks We Should Visit the Mars Moons To Learn More

Our second astronaut to walk on the moon, Buzz Aldrin, is perhaps the most outspoken of our astronauts when it comes to the Phobos Monolith: “There’s a monolith there . . . when people find out about that they are going to say, who put that there?” Aldrin believes we should visit the moons of Mars and explore. Listen to what Buzz Aldrin had to say in a C-SPAN interview in the following video.

What Are The Answers? Does Our Government Know The Answers? If So, Why Are We Not Being Told Those Answers?

If you viewed the videos in the above links you know there are more questions than answers about not only the Phobos Monolith, but other structures on the planet Mars also. Some people viewing these photos believe they are nothing more than pictures of rocks, while other people are not so sure. Could these photos be proof of a long ago civilization? Might the Mars moon, Phobos, in fact be a deserted space station? Or perhaps a working space station?

For now, no one seems to know the answers to these questions, or maybe they just are not sharing the answers.

Many government officials believe the American public is beyond comprehending the possibility of some things, and so they fear the general reaction of the public if certain information were to become known. For example, some people might freak out if they thought there was other intelligent life in the universe, and not very far away from us. Life that is in fact more intelligent than ourselves. What might intelligent alien beings from another world do, or be doing to us already, that we are not aware of?

Protecting us from ourselves and from the truth, whatever it is, seems to be the most important government goal on the subject of other intelligence in the universe at this time.

© 2012 C E Clark

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      C E Clark 7 months ago from North Texas

      Dylan Clearfield, thank you for your kind comment!

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      DYLAN CLEARFIELD 8 months ago from Florida, USA

      Excellent work.

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      C E Clark 9 months ago from North Texas

      Sneha Sunny, thank you for stopping by. You really should contact NASA and set them straight about this moon being an asteroid. :)

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      Sneha Sunny 10 months ago from India

      Wow, interesting. I did not know about this at all. But it could be just an asteroid.

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      C E Clark 10 months ago from North Texas

      Shyron, thank you for sharing this article and for all that you do!

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      C E Clark 10 months ago from North Texas

      Moonlake, thank you for coming by and reading this article again, especially if you're in any phase of moving. I know what a big job that is having done it so many times so I really appreciate your taking time for this article.

      My sister is just outside of Wausau. I hope you'll be comfortable and happy there.

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      C E Clark 10 months ago from North Texas

      PegCole17, thank you for commenting! Glad you found this interesting and enjoyed the read.

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      moonlake 10 months ago from America

      Would be nice if we could go to Mars and find the truth. Came back to visit your interesting hub again. Made a big move to where I think you said your sister lives so I'm trying to get settled in. Haven't had much time on here.

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      Peg Cole 10 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      Quite a fascinating idea, that this object is an alien creation rather than naturally occurring. I enjoyed reading about the structures and the oddities on the Phobos moon and the photos were fantastic.

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      Shyron E Shenko 10 months ago from Texas

      I came back to share this interesting hub, I see you have made some changes to it.

      I hope all is well with you.

      Blessings and hugs dear friend

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      C E Clark 10 months ago from North Texas

      Robert Sacchi, thank you for stopping by. Glad you like the pictures at least.

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      Robert Sacchi 10 months ago

      Interesting conjecture. I like the pics.

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      Isaías Balthazar 14 months ago

      "Understanding different civilizational standards of our undertaking a dedicated and breakneck search, where science in its full design is often preceded by logical deduction, the capacity for analysis and interpretation of data, the identification of patterns, known or unknown, and later by philosophical study, anthropological and sociological of the findings.

      Perhaps the complexity can be even greater, perhaps involving areas of knowledge focused on the language system, if any, etc. "

      http://universo-realidadeextrema.blogspot.com.br/2...

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Patricia (pstraubie48) for reading and commenting on this article, and for the angels. It is intriguing and I don't have any opinion really. Would be nice if they could let us know, assuming THEY know, sometime in our coherent lifetime. ;)

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Who knows? Buzz had an interesting remark "the universe or God put it there"...I liked that, broad and general...

      Intriguing article AuFait....hoping we know the answer in this lifetime.

      Angels are on the way to you this evening ps

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, thank you for sharing this article! Glad to hear people are interested in science and learning.

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I just heard on the Today Show this morning that more and more people are obviously interested in science. There will be a new show aired weekly on the National Geographic channel concerning science. We keep learning more and more about the planet Mars. This is very interesting and I will be happy to once again share your hub. As the future unfolds, some of these mysteries will be explained as our knowledge increases regarding all that is out there in space.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Marscloseupdotcom, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. So glad you were impressed and enjoyed it! From a scholar of Mars, that is high praise.

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      marscloseupdotcom 2 years ago

      I really enjoyed your post about mars. I hope you don't mind I put the Coast to Coast youtube link on my site. I communicate with Richard sometimes with anomalies I find and thought that comment about photos was really interesting. I think I remember hearing that. But it is obvious that at least to me that phobos has to be man made oops I mean martian made. I think it was made to protect from meteors. But others have there opinions ! Thanks again! WaY to Go !!!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Blackspaniel1, thank you for reading and commenting on this article! It's definitely a mystery and I've loved keeping up with space and alien life, etc., since I was a kid. Now it's more like 'trying' to keep up. :)

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      Blackspaniel1 2 years ago

      I had not heard of this, but am well aware of the low density of Phobos, implying perhaps it is hollow. However, hollow in honeycomb, such as is pumice would also produce a low density. And with Olympus Mons we cannot rule out a volcanic origin for such a small body.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for stopping by Indian Chef, and for the votes and share!

      This article is not about life on the planet Mars. This is about possible intelligent alien beings that may be watching our planet from Phobos, a moon that orbits Mars. :)

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      Indian Chef 3 years ago from New Delhi India

      Au fait, it has been debate for long that there was life on mars but nothing has been proved as yet, though there are some proofs that there may have been life on mars. Very interesting hub and also very interesting comments on it. Voting it up, awesome and sharing.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for stopping in Sam (samowhamo). I sometimes think that the legendary creatures of myth may have originated because something very like the mythical creature really did exist for some reason at one time. We'll probably never know for sure.

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      samowhamo 3 years ago

      On that show that I mentioned in my previous comment called ancient aliens they did an episode about monsters from myth and legend. In that episode ancient they talk about how they believe that all of these monsters that we see in myth and legend are the results of aliens doing genetic experimenting and tampering on animals here on Earth they even believe that dragons are actually dinosaurs that aliens genetically altered and modified.

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      samowhamo 3 years ago

      Thank you Au Fait and I hope everything is alright you said that you just got through a week of hell I hope everything is ok.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Sam, for reading and commenting on this article. There are lots of different theories about Earth and where humans came from, etc. All are interesting to consider, but so far if anyone has proof of any of these theories, they're not talking.

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      samowhamo 3 years ago

      This reminds me of a show called Ancient Aliens on the History Channel. Its about Ancient Astronaut Theory the belief that the Earth has been visited by aliens before many times and that all of the gods and goddesses that humans have worshipped are actually alien beings whom ancient people thought were supernatural beings. They also believe that aliens may have even created us humans and possibly all other life on Earth and that humans are some kind of hybrid created by aliens.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for your insight, Sam (samowhamo). Expect you are right because the bottom line is always in it somewhere.

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      samowhamo 3 years ago

      Well one of the reasons why they are more interested in Mars is because Mars has the same minerals as Earth and minerals not found on Earth and since Mars is bigger than Earth it will have more minerals. In the end its all about money ha, ha.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Interesting. No, I hadn't heard about that Mars mission. Think I'll pass. Life on Earth is difficult enough. I think it would make more sense to explore what's happening on this moon so we will know if it's a man made structure there or not.

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      samowhamo 3 years ago

      This reminds me did you know that 10 years from now in 2023 they are sending an expedition to colonize Mars. They are asking for volunteers anyone can volunteer but not everyone who does will be chosen and once you go you can't come back to Earth they are going to live there.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Deborah-Diane for pinning this hub! Extraterrestrials are an interesting subject and their history goes way back. Agree that if no one ever actually saw some of these things, it would be hard to imagine them from nowhere.

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      Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

      This is fascinating. I hope we do eventually send an exploratory team to Phobos and at least get definite information about what we are seeing. Years ago, my husband and I went to see the Mayan ruins and visited the pyramid at Palenque, which is also known as the tomb of the Spaceman. The carving on the ancient sarcophagus inside the pyramid looks like a man in a space capsule ... complete with foot pedals, hand levers and dials. Why would ancient people create such a carving on one tomb, if they did not have some type of device they were drawing? I have pinned this to my "Interesting Articles" board!

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Barbara Kay for reading and commenting on this hub! I have seen some of those programs on the History Channel too, and observed some strange phenomena as well. If there are other intelligent beings (nonhuman) here, I hope they look on us more kindly than we look upon what we consider less intelligent creatures . . .

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      sgbrown, thank you for reading, commenting, voting on, and sharing this article! I agree that it's still a mystery.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 3 years ago from USA

      I don't doubt that there is other life out there somewhere. You've got me wondering now. I watch too much of the history channel. They've got a lot of these shows on.

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      Sheila Brown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      Great hub, watching all the videos sure gives a person a lot to think about. I don't know if I believe there are aliens out there, but how could we be the only living beings in all the universes. I think the monolith is space junk, myself, but you never know. I would like to see us do more space exploration, but we need to get our "house in order" first. We have too many problems here on this planet right now to go spending the money to discover something that may not even be there. Great hub, voting up awesome, interesting and sharing! :)

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Shyron, glad you enjoy this hub. What do you think of Phobos? A moon, or an alien creation?

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you for Peggy W for coming back and sharing. Agree with everything you say about this issue. I don't know for a certainty that aliens are watching us or if they're here, but I think with such a huge universe the possibility of one or both is very high.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      This is very interesting, no matter how many times I read it.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you moonlake for reading, commenting, and voting on this hub. Agree that our government should level with us. I think most of us could handle it like adults.

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Really does look strange doesn't it? I wish we knew all the answers but that will not happen in my lifetime. Voted up on an interesting hub.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Came back to share this with others. We should at least be inquisitive enough and open enough to entertain the likelihood of other planets being inhabited by other life forms.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you Shyron, glad you enjoyed.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Great hub Au fait!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Thank you whalefeather2, for reading and commenting on my hub. Glad you enjoyed. I have 2 other hubs on extra terrestrials that you might enjoy also . . . Have a great evening!

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      whalefeather2 4 years ago

      I believe in ET'S. THIS WAS A REALLY interesting article. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Santa Cruz, thank you for commenting on my hub!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Peggy W, agree with you, and thank you for reading and commenting on my hub!

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      SantaCruz 4 years ago from Santa Cruz, CA

      I'm looking forward to the Mars rover's report. Today it zapped its first rock :-).

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Up votes on this. Did not watch the entire long video at the end but the first 2 were very interesting. I would tend to think that it is unlikely that we are the ONLY beings on a planet in this vast universe of ours. More than likely other life exists. It may be quite different from ours. Something to ponder!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      SantaCruz: Thank you for reading and commenting on my hub. Glad you enjoyed!

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      SantaCruz 4 years ago from Santa Cruz, CA

      Thanks for the Buzz Aldrin video link! I'd read his quotes but always wanted to hear him talk about the monolith myself.

      Owing to Phobos, the kid in my Martian writing is named Phoebe :-).

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Olde Cashmere: Thank you for your comments. I have had an interest in aliens from other planets since I was a young child and knew there was a possibility that "we are not alone." There are new developments all the time. Maybe in my lifetime we will learn the answer as to whether aliens are nearby and observing us, living among us -- or not.

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      Olde Cashmere 5 years ago from Michigan, United States

      This is a subject I've devoted a lot of time into and it becomes more intriguing the more I read and research. Thank you for sharing this article. I loved every word of it. Voted up, awesome, and interesting :)

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Shyron: Thank you for your comments. The possibility of extraterrestrial life has always fascinated me since I was a kid. I used to read everything I could get my hands on about the subject, and I even wrote a term paper on UFOs when I was in the 8th grade.

      Hopefully one day soon our government will come clean!

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      bryanbaldwin: It's possible 'they' knew about them before you were born, depending on your age. If you read my other hub about aliens, you will see that Astronaut Cooper claimed to know extraterrestrials were around a long time ago already.

      Thank you for your comments!

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Melis Ann: I'm sure there is an explanation also, but I think we will have to do some exploring to learn what it is. Buzz Aldrin has said we need to possibly send a probe in that direction or make plans to travel there. For now, we really just don't know.

      Thank you for your comments!!

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Brett: You may be right, and how do you know they haven't set up extensions close by--like right here on Earth? Interesting possibilities. Thank you for commenting and sharing your thoughts!

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      bryanbaldwin 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      I hope they discover aliens in my lifetime!!!

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      Melis Ann 5 years ago from Mom On A Health Hunt

      There must be an explanation for this and I would love to hear it! You are right, I don't think many people have heard of this as I think more people would be talking about it.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      point2make: You may very well be right about Phobos!! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment!

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      point2make 5 years ago

      What I think you have is a very interesting rock formation but it's always fun to imagine possibilities!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Interesting. While I am not sure what it is, I doubt it is an alien structure. My reasoning would be that any alien civilization that is capable on building such a thing on another planet, is likely to have setup at least extensions or something else nearby.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      Shyron E Shenko 5 years ago from Texas

      very exciting, just the thought of other beings and the possibilities of what they could teach us. I hope they exist and they will visit us if they have not already. Don't know why our government would want to keep any knowledge of aliens from the citizens. I guess we all have more questions than answers. Love your hub.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Nell: Thank you for reading and commenting on my hub! I appreciate that so much. I find it all very interesting too, and I'm still undecided, but I like to keep up with it. Unfortunately, governments keep lots of things to themselves, not only whether or not they have proof of extraterrestrial's existence.

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      Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

      Hi, I am not sure about whether there is life up there, but the one thing that does get to me is if there is and the governments keep it to themselves, I think that's so wrong, purely because what right do they have to think we would be scared? I would love to know! interesting though, cheers nell

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      KrystalD: Thank you for commenting and for such high praise! I hope I'll be able to live up to it. Glad you enjoy.

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Jamie Brock: Agree with you that all the information out there is interesting on this subject. I'm still wondering, what is the truth and does anyone know for sure what it is?

      Thank you for reading and leaving comments!

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Clippy: Thank you for stopping in and reading and leaving comments. You and Stephen Hawking and myself would seem to be in agreement about a few things . . .

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      CagsII: Glad if it gave you something to think/wonder about. Thank you for your comments!

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      C E Clark 5 years ago from North Texas

      Jainismus: Thank you for the link regarding aliens from other planets.

      I like to keep an open mind about things we really do not have enough information about in order to make a positive determination one way or the other.

      Thank you Jainismus for reading and making comments on my hub!!

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      This was totally new to me. I was fascinated by the pictures. Nice links as well. I love that you have such a variety of topics. It's making you a pleasure to follow. Keep up the great work!

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      Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

      Interesting hub, thanks for sharing! The videos are really neat. I find that as I'm getting older I'm MUCH more interested in this stuff than I ever was in school. Voted up and interesting :0)

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Do aliens really exist? And even if they exist, do they really visit our earth?

      http://jainismus.hubpages.com/hub/Aliens-Do-They-R...

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      clippy 5 years ago

      Or it could just be a stray asteroid, capured by Mars gravitational force.

      I am of the opinion it might be better if we kept a low profile from outer space aliens, I doubt they'll visit us as tourists. More likely they'll bring along mining equipment and cart us off for slaves.

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      Cagsil 5 years ago from USA or America

      A very interesting hub. Not much more to say about it. :)

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      Mahaveer Sanglikar 5 years ago from Pune, India

      Interesting Hub. Thanks for sharing. However I do not think that there is any civilization on Phobos.

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