The newest Mars… anomaly… pic.

Coming soon to a government conspiracy thread near you:

It’s supposedly on Mars… well, I think that it’s just pixel noise in Google Earth: Mars, or whatever the technical term is. I just use the Magic Thinky Box; I don’t pretend to be a toolmaker.  On the other hand, Google Earth looks interesting, so there’s that.  Anyway, I figure that it’s not real, and that NASA can either release high-resolution photos of the area that won’t show it (thus proving that there’s a cover-up going on), or not have any high-resolution photos of the area (thus proving that there’s a cover-up going on).   Note that there’s no actual way for NASA to prove that there’s not a cover-up going on; there never is.

Moe Lane

PS: If it was real NASA would have broadcast this to every corner of the world, coupled with an unsubtle request for some money, please*.  Because we didn’t put it there – people are aware that getting payloads to orbit is not exactly a subtle exercise at our current level of technology, yes? – and even a government bureaucracy can recognize a hand-wrapped PR gift from God when it sees one.
*’Some’ being defined as ‘quite a lot of money, really.’


  • Rob Crawford says:

    Hmmm… looks like a wang.

  • Phil Smith says:

    It’s a Heinlein Rolligon!

  • Murgatroyd says:

    Several years ago I had the pleasure of visiting the lab of Mike Malin, the principal investigator for imaging on several of the Mars probes. He works in a nondescript office park building that doesn’t have a sign identifying the occupants, and you have to be “buzzed up” via an unmarked elevator … all because he was the target of conspiracy freaks who were convinced that the government is concealing the Truth about the Face on Mars.

    You definitely nailed it. If there were even the slightest possibility that anything we had seen on Mars was articifial, we’d know about it. The scientists would be shouting it from the rooftops.

    The most plausible explanation I’ve seen is that “BioBase Alpha” is a cosmic ray track in the image sensor.

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