Man Claims Mars Space Station Discovered On Google Mars
The Huffington Post
First Posted: 06/ 7/11 04:25 PM ET
Google Mars is a pretty cool concept--it shows an interactive map of mars--but also leaves a lot to the imagination.
Perhaps every armchair astronomer on the Internet hopes to use it to find life on Mars. And it seems one of them may have--or at least that's what David Martines claims, according to NPR.
The video below, which shows the location of what Martines calls "Biostation Alpha," is hotly disputed. While the supposed object does appear on Google Mars, scientists challenge the idea that it signals there's life on Mars.
[Planetary Geologist Alfred ] McEwen [from the University of Arizona ]says, "with space images that are taken outside our magnetosphere, such as those taken by orbiting telescopes, it's very common to see these cosmic ray hits."
Martines says he's not an astronomy expert and doesn't know what the image is but isn't sold on McEwen's explanation.
"He says that it's a glitch caused by the reflection of the sun, but even he doesn't know what camera took the picture and even he doesn't know where the raw data exists" says Martines.
The original video, which garnered over 1.2 million hits was pulled from YouTube, but was then reposted.