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Railway Station on Mars

Updated on March 3, 2013




According to Joseph Skipper an American researcher, there appears to be what looks like a railway track, station and even a railway car on Mars.

Joseph Skipper, a virtual archeologist is well known for his close scrutiny of high resolution Google Mars maps and this time claims to have found a complete transport system.

The tracks that seem to stretch for 900km end close to Gale crater.

Near the end of the track, there is what appears to be a cluster of buildings which Skipper speculates could be a railway station.

On the tracks, near to the “station” is an object that is square shaped. Skipper’s speculation suggests that this could be a railway carriage.

Mars Rover



Skipper’s speculations have, of course, drawn many skeptics.

There is apparently no doubt that a dash line does appear on the satellite images. However the skeptics believe that Skipper is perhaps stretching the imagination in calling the line a railway track.

As yet though, scientists have not been able to come up with any other theories on what this line may represent.

Neither have any other scientists speculated as to what the apparent railway station or railway carriage could in fact be.

If Skipper is mistaken, then what are these objects that can be seen on the images?

Nature alone is not renowned for working in straight lines or squares, so what caused these shapes?

Is it mere co-incidence that in NASA’s continuing search for water and life on Mars, that they have selected Gale crater for their next Mars Rover mission?

Do they perhaps share Skipper’s speculations that there is a railway station on Mars or at least have these findings sparked extra interest?


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    • daskittlez69 profile image

      daskittlez69 5 years ago from midwest

      We just have to wait for the next landing and we will find out. Thanks for the hub. Here is your up!

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      shina 6 years ago

      yes you may se some more data on

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      Sparkster Publishing 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hmm interesting, although I wouldn't be too quick to jump to conclusions. There is a psychological phenomena called Pareidolia that we all suffer with, when we look at something we search for patterns familiar with memories stored in our subconscious. This is why, when we stare at the moon long enough, we can see a face in it.

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      rafken 6 years ago from The worlds my oyster

      Giga- I can only speculate as to why the images haven't been made public. I DO know that when the government have an answer to something, they can't wait to make it public, in order to get the pats on the back. When they have no answers they enshroud things in secrecy and red tape. The existence of the lines and shapes has not been brought into question, just what they represent. I suggest you look in the area near the Mars landings.

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      Giga 6 years ago

      So, where are those "hi-res images"? Or the coordinates for Google Mars? ......

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      diogenes 6 years ago from UK and Mexico

      What nonsense! Everyone knows that is a huge zip fastener that the big green giants have installed to shut out the sunlight...Bob

      PS Looks like we'll be up there within 20 years, I hope here to see...Bob

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      Lillee McLoflin 6 years ago from Texas

      Would love to see the close up image of the "railway station".. Very interesting!