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Old 09-08-2011, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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PHOBOS MONOLITH? - YouTube


Buzz Aldrin Reveals Existence of Monolith on Mars Moon - YouTube

Do astronauts go crazy in their old age or do they know better than any of us?

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Old 09-08-2011, 04:23 PM
 
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There are lots of rectangular formations on Earth and Mars and other planets/moons. Layering from rock deposition combined with tectonic fractures creates right-angle planes of weakness such that rectangular blocks will tend to separate from the bedrock.

No big mystery I'm afraid, though it would be pretty cool if it was extraterrestrial in origin.
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:42 PM
 
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Buzz Aldrin did not ask "who built this?" He said... " and when people find out about that [monolith] they are going to ask "Who put that there? Who put that there? Well, the Universe put it there; if you choose, God put it there".

Second video 50 sec. mark
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Old 09-08-2011, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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There are lots of rectangular formations on Earth and Mars and other planets/moons. Layering from rock deposition combined with tectonic fractures creates right-angle planes of weakness such that rectangular blocks will tend to separate from the bedrock.

No big mystery I'm afraid, though it would be pretty cool if it was extraterrestrial in origin.
This is true, and it's probably natural, but it sure doesn't seem to fit into the surrounding topography. Plus, if memory serves Phobos isn't truly a moon, but a large asteroid captured in the gravity of mars...
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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Remember when it was believed that Mars was criss-crossed with canals?
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Old 09-09-2011, 02:42 PM
 
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PHOBOS MONOLITH? - YouTube


Buzz Aldrin Reveals Existence of Monolith on Mars Moon - YouTube

Do astronauts go crazy in their old age or do they know better than any of us?

whatdayathink?

i cant think of a better way to drum up attention and monetary support to keep reaching for a manned mission to mars..

who knows they could have photoshopped those pics just to drum up all the attention..

the only thing they will find on mars is some fossilized microbes, thats about it. ohh and lots of rocks and dust, frozen water...
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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i cant think of a better way to drum up attention and monetary support to keep reaching for a manned mission to mars..

who knows they could have photoshopped those pics just to drum up all the attention..

the only thing they will find on mars is some fossilized microbes, thats about it. ohh and lots of rocks and dust, frozen water...
It's hard to say until we actually go there... If only the government had spent trillions on getting people to Mars instead of giving money to bankers...

Still, it's fun to play what-if. What if Phobos is a captured asteroid? What if it contains remnants of an earlier inhabited world from billions of years ago?

What if... what if... Damn I wish I was out there exploring!
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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There are lots of rectangular formations on Earth and Mars and other planets/moons. Layering from rock deposition combined with tectonic fractures creates right-angle planes of weakness such that rectangular blocks will tend to separate from the bedrock.

No big mystery I'm afraid, though it would be pretty cool if it was extraterrestrial in origin.
You don't like big mysteries, do you?
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Old 09-09-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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You don't like big mysteries, do you?
Have you ever watched the ending of The Wizard of Od?
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Old 09-09-2011, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Ontario, Canada
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Never even heard of it.
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