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Man discovers "structure" on Mars

Posted on Sunday, 5 June, 2011 | Comment icon 591 comments | News tip by: Kantzveldt, Stance


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Armchair astronomer David Martines discovered what he believes to be a building on the surface of Mars.

Nicknamed "Bio-Station Alpha", footage of the structure has become an internet hit with over 200,000 views on Youtube. The object is allegedly 700 feet long and 150 feet wide and was originally spotted by Martines while browsing the Google Mars service.

"An American 'armchair astronomer' claims he has discovered a strange structure on the surface of Mars while browsing Google."

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Comment icon #582 Posted by Archimedes on 13 June, 2011, 17:51
Thanks all for the kind welcomes. I'm not a gin man, but if someone wants to send me a bottle of Irish whiskey, I wouldn't mind. Anyway, I was bored yesterday and felt like playing at armchair CSI and decided to investigate this Bio Station Alpha (BSA) further. One thing I noticed is that earlier in this thread, somebody posted an image of the original Mars Express imagery that had the glitch of a row of white dots. Since then there was vague accusations by some members of images being manipulated by looking at the date that a website that was hosting the images said they were modified on. IO ... [More]
Comment icon #583 Posted by Finguz on 13 June, 2011, 17:57
There may be fantastic and wonderful mysteries to discover on Mars and aren't we lucky to live in an age where we have satellites orbiting it and detailing the surface and remote controlled rovers that can wander the surface doing science experiments to further our understanding of Mars. But as long as people insist on keeping alive "mysteries" like this that have obviously been thoroughly debunked, then you'll never find the truth. Snip... Excellent post Archimedes!
Comment icon #584 Posted by booNyzarC on 13 June, 2011, 19:02
It can be a lot of fun playing around with things like this. Well done and thanks for sharing.
Comment icon #585 Posted by Archimedes on 13 June, 2011, 19:59
My pleasure. I enjoy messing around with stuff like this. There's an absolutely amazing amount of Mars imagery available for public usage on those servers. But like I said you'll need NASA's own NASAview software to make sense of the images and export them as readable images - and it's almost unusably unstable on Mac, I had to try several times to export the images I wanted before success because it was crashing every 30 seconds, perhaps the Windows version is much better. Those who would accuse NASA of covering up findings from Mars should do their research properly and use the raw data that'... [More]
Comment icon #586 Posted by bee on 13 June, 2011, 20:06
Not really an exact match by a far stretch, but it's clear that if you take that Mars Express image with the glitch which is publicly available from one of their FTP server, and apply a bunch of post-processing filters like color correction, rotation, resampling and blurring, etc. you get something which gives the same overall effect. The Google Earth imagery is very dirty and very noisy which makes me think that a lot of JPEG like compression was done to make the images stream much faster to your computer. It could easily account for the artefacts surround BSA. JPEG compression at high levels... [More]
Comment icon #587 Posted by booNyzarC on 13 June, 2011, 20:16
It's still just a tiny bit droopy though, isn't it? (the one on the right) Are you saying that Bio Station Alpha needs a lil' more lead in its pencil?
Comment icon #588 Posted by bee on 13 June, 2011, 20:22
Are you saying that Bio Station Alpha needs a lil' more lead in its pencil? I might be..... graphene would be nice....I've heard it's good magical stuff......
Comment icon #589 Posted by DONTEATUS on 13 June, 2011, 20:28
I might be..... graphene would be nice....I've heard it's good magical stuff...... This statement seems Frudeian in a way ?
Comment icon #590 Posted by itsnotoutthere on 13 June, 2011, 20:50
It's the Indians. I knew they had a space program, but i didn't know it was so advanced. :- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2002972/Face-Mars--Gandhis-profile-appears-Red-Planet.html
Comment icon #591 Posted by shiroblitz on 9 July, 2011, 2:05
space junk


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