Mars is a living planet. I know most “scientists” believe that it is not. But maybe there are more things there than we are aware of with our toy instruments! Or just maybe… some do know what’s there. Perhaps there just may be more in this experience than we are allowed to know by Uncle Sam! It’s just a thought. Let’s think about that one… Intelligent life on Mars? Maybe below the surface? Was old Giovanni Schiaparelli and Percival Lowell being honest when they said they saw canals on Mars? NO? Maybe it was just all science fiction Mr. Edgar Rice Burroughs! John Carter was just a made up cartoon character. But then again… maybe some of us have seen things in images from Mars that we were just not supposed to see. Just maybe! Read on!
The following article appeared recently on the Chron Website:
A NASA camera on Mars has captured what appears to be artificial light emanating outward from the planet’s surface.
Photos taken April 2 and April 3 by a camera on the Curiosity rover were beamed millions of miles from Mars to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
According to NASA, a bright spot appears in single images taken by the stereo camera’s “right eye” camera, but the spot doesn’t show up in images taken less than a second later by the left-eye camera.
In the two right-eye images, the spot is in different locations of the image frame, and, in both cases, at the ground surface level in front of a crater rim on the horizon, Justin Maki, a NASA imaging scientist said April 8 by email through a spokesman.
“One possibility is that the light is the glint from a rock surface reflecting the sun,” Maki said in the statement. “When these images were taken each day, the sun was in the same direction as the bright spot, west-northwest from the rover, and relatively low in the sky.”
Another possibility is that the bright spots are sunlight reaching the camera’s image sensor through a vent hole in the camera housing, which has happened before with Curiosity and other Mars rovers, the agency said.
“We think it’s either a vent-hole light or a glinty rock,” Maki said in the emailed statement. Another possibility is that it’s a cosmic ray striking the camera’s detector, he added.
Before NASA offered a suggestion of what might be the source of the bright spots, bloggers and space enthusiasts started chiming in.
We have another explanation of course! Some years back we posted an article by Alexey Dmitriev called PLANETOPHYSICAL FUNCTION OF VACUUM DOMAINS (which is still available for purchase from our archive offerings). Alexey explains that these phenomenon are related to electrical activity within and above the earth. He gives a very familiar photographical example in the paper:
by the observers’ description “The flame grew up from the Earth, then rolled itself into a bright ball, rapidly flew up and disappeared in the sky”. The event happened in the area of fault net concentration of the southeastern part of Belokurikha massif.
It just struck a chord with me when I saw the Mars picture! What do you think?