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Cylindrical structures 250 m long on Mars? Just a hole in the photo

It's time for another chapter in the conspiracy theory. This time it involves a secret base on Mars.

The image as it appears on Google Mars after processing
The image as it appears on Google Mars after processing

The YouTube clip showing what the author calls "Alpha Station Bio" (below) went viral and was even reported in the mainstream media.

The length of the station is estimated by the cancer maker to be about 210 meters and its width is about 45 meters. Its color is white with blue and red stripes on it. It was found on Google Mars by an armchair astronomer and bloggers thirsty for conspiracies defined this as the most important discovery on Mars so far, and once again proof that NASA is hiding its activities.

In reality, this is not a space station, a manmade base of some kind - created by humans or by nature on the surface of the human planet. What we see on Google Mars is a series of 11 defective pixels in which information is missing - an artificial straight line apparently caused by cosmic rays hitting the Mars Express spacecraft when it took the image, pixels that were smeared later when the image was poorly processed and became part of Google Mars.

"It looks just like a cosmic ray impact," says Tanya Harrison, a planetary scientist on the operations team for the context camera on the MRO spacecraft, and the spacecraft's color camera at Malin Space Systems.

"We see this for the first time in the MARCI camera of the MRO spacecraft.

At the top of the article is the image as it appears on Google Mars after processing.

In this image, each pixel represents a distance of about 6.25 meters, a much higher resolution than that which can be obtained on Mars Express, where images were taken with a resolution of 10 meters per pixel. It goes without saying that there is no structure or anything unusual in that location, except for the northern sand dunes in the area close to the pole.

Harrison explains that the context camera (CTX) takes black-and-white images with a resolution of 6 meters per pixel over an area 30 kilometers wide and provides context to MRO's high-resolution cameras that can take even higher resolution images. The camera is used to monitor changes occurring on the planet and helps astronaut teams select interesting targets. The team at Maalin Space Systems scans the photos and looks for anything suspicious. In this case, at this location, they found nothing.

"Every day we go through the images taken by the CTX and MARCI cameras the previous day and we watch them with several pairs of eyes," Harrison told Universe Today. "We examine each image for a number of reasons: examining the condition of the equipment, monitoring weather conditions for future examination of an area by the cameras, and we also look at anything geologically interesting."

Harrison added that almost all the operations personnel on the team have a master's or even a third degree in geology or related fields. "If we observe something unusual, we look at previous images of the region not only from CTX and MARCI, but from many other cameras on Mars Odyssey, and HRSC on Mars Express and even images from Viking." Harrison said. "The process allows us to look at the configurations from different lighting angles, other times of the day, different resolutions and more." We know better than to guess what's going on below the resolution of our cameras so that we can see something in CTX worth tracking in high resolution, we ask the HiRISE team to photograph it. The same is true of MOC, which tracks things observed with a wide-angle, low-resolution camera, using narrow-angle, high-resolution cameras."

The area in question has been photographed and explored in the past, and nothing has been found there by the best experts in the field. The area is so uninteresting that no one asked to photograph it in HiRISE - the camera with a resolution of 1-2 meters per pixel.

Harrison says that CTX images a band 30 kilometers wide and 300 kilometers long with relatively high resolution. "This is a fairly large footprint with a high resolution compared to previous cameras" she added.. "The size of the footprint allows us to cover over 60% of the surface of Mars at 6 meters per pixel in the five years that MRO orbits Mars. In addition to mapping we can use CTX to take XNUMXD photographs of key areas, as well as closely monitor locations on Mars for dents in their condition such as new impact craters and dust activity.

"If there is anything unusual on Mars, the people at NASA, the European Space Agency, MSSS, and everyone else monitoring Mars would photograph the area again with the best possible equipment. They would love to find unusual, ground-breaking things that are worthy of cover pages, and if there was something they would roar from the rooftops and not hide it.

MSSS consists of small groups that all contribute to planning the construction and operation of cameras on orbiters and vehicles on other planets.

If you want to actually watch Google Mars Google Mars, Here are the coordinates:

71 49'19.73?N 29 33'06.53?W

Here is the video clip in question

The article in Universe Today

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  1. Just confusing us, it is known that NASA has never landed humans on the moon, and with the money it saved it built huge bases on Mars, it painted human faces on Mars as a sign to aliens, and then blurred them, and in addition it has platinum mines on the asteroid Vesta (and it blurs the images) and is in contact with thirty different alien cultures!

  2. Eran:
    At least one thing I found true in your response: it is sublime from your understanding.
    It's just a shame that it's elevated from her when it's so simple and well explained.
    When a cosmic ray hits the processor - its operation goes wrong for a while.
    The processor processes the pixels in the image in a certain order.
    When there is a disruption for a while - say - the time it takes to process 5 pixels - then these 5 pixels will be disrupted in the result.
    What will betray the fact of the disruption is the fact that it is five consecutive pixels.
    That's what happened here.

  3. Noise in the picture you take is a completely random thing. If it wasn't there a long time ago, they would have eliminated noise in the pictures

    If there was noise of this type as the detractors claim, then there should have been such a cluster in a compatible manner in other sections as well... and considering the resolution of the photograph, it does not make sense that the noise appeared along sections of 250 meters each time....

    I don't know what it's's sublime from my understanding..but one thing is for's really, really not noise in the image that was decoded incorrectly.

  4. Ronan:
    You are the one who has to deal with your difficulties - not me.
    There is a detailed explanation of the matter. There are also more pictures. It seems to me that between you and NASA, the one who knows how to send a vehicle into space is precisely NASA, and in general you have not given me a single reason to believe your nonsense.

  5. Response to Michael Rothschild:

    Some of your experts are NASA employees… so what have we done with it?

    I find it hard to believe the NASA stories, "cosmic radiation" are you serious that you believe this?

    Even on the first landing on the moon, the transmission was suddenly stopped as soon as the astronauts shouted that they saw something strange near them, do you think it was a fault in the transmission??

    Do me a favor…

  6. "I am":
    Even whoever said it was an image processing error is not a girl like you.
    He wasn't talking about dirt on the lens but about cosmic radiation that disrupted the image processing.
    This is also why your hallucination lines up exactly with the pixel scan direction in the image.
    This is also why it doesn't show up in other photos of the same area.

    By the way, the nonsense about the alien solar collectors was also proven to be a photographic error - again - by the experts who photographed it and not by the idiots who continue with this nonsense.

  7. Sorry to disappoint you but there is no dirt on the lens. This is the best quality picture you can get. These are official NASA photos on their official government website.

    This is not a girl who uploaded photos from her cell phone to Facebook...

  8. It's either aliens, or there's dirt on the lens.

    And I say this as a person who has no certification on the subject!

    But I'm sure right!

  9. NASA has photographs of unidentified bodies near the Sun. Look like alien solar collectors on a terrifying scale.

    I would attach the link to the NASA website with the original photos, but this comment will be censored like the comment I wrote earlier...

  10. Filled with commenters on the science site.
    They also have the right to vote in elections!

  11. You don't have to look for UFOs on Mars. From the comments of some of my predecessors, I understand that the UFOs are roaming among us and even comment on the science website.

  12. Why should we search on Mars?

    Open google maps. Type in the search the coordinates "47.110579, 9.227568". Click on the green arrow and switch to street view mode. Now wander a little in the sky until you see something a little non-standard.

    They are already here...

  13. Clearly there is something there, after examining the pictures.
    It is most likely an extinct civilization.
    Luckily for us, NASA occasionally misses.
    It is interesting that there are problems with photography only when you "find" something and not in any other photo.
    Obviously you can say that because there are photography problems, then they think there is something, but I believe my previous line a little more.
    Regardless, NASA certainly does not publish all the images, not in relation to the moon, not in relation to Mars and not in relation to anything else, even though the public's funds fund their activities.

  14. It's just a shame that there are still people who think that NASA is telling the whole truth.
    Even if they found something there, NASA would never tell us about it.

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