Amateur Astronomer Claims ‘Bio Station Alpha’ Is Proof Of Life, Or Past Life on Mars … (Video)

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An American armchair astronomer claims he has found evidence of, well, something on Mars. David Martines’ YouTube video is heading for viral status after he uploaded a flyby of Google Earth’s Mars explorer zooming in on a white, cylindrical shaped object.

He’s calling it “Bio Station Alpha, because I’m just assuming that something lives in it or has lived in it”.

“It’s very unusual in that it’s quite large, it’s over 700 feet long and 150 feet wide, it looks like it’s a cylinder or made up of cylinders,” he says, “It could be a power station or it could be a biological containment or it could be a glorified garage — hope it’s not a weapon. Whoever put it up there had a purpose I’m sure. I couldn’t imagine what the purpose was. I couldn’t imagine why anybody would want to live on Mars.”

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32 Responses to Amateur Astronomer Claims ‘Bio Station Alpha’ Is Proof Of Life, Or Past Life on Mars … (Video)

  1. Joseph Simonowich June 7, 2011 at 5:57 pm #

    Amazing how someone can jump to conclusions on a whim…..

  2. Joseph Simonowich June 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm #

    Amazing how someone can jump to conclusions on a whim…..

    • Golchab June 7, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

      you’re killin me with bacon joseph.
      he’s speculating what it could be.
      he’d like more information.
      would you like more information?? O_o

      • Indrid June 7, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

        He named it “Bio Station Alpha” because he assumes something is living in it.  That’s pretty much the definition of jumping to conclusions… or phishing for page views.

  3. Golchab June 7, 2011 at 6:53 pm #

    you’re killin me with bacon joseph.
    he’s speculating what it could be.
    he’d like more information.
    would you like more information?? O_o

  4. NoShit June 7, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

    Oh, wow…this is very freak’n cool, despite the preposterous name which he gave to the object. I would seriously like to know what this is and look forward to future developments…

  5. NoShit June 7, 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Oh, wow…this is very freak’n cool, despite the preposterous name which he gave to the object. I would seriously like to know what this is and look forward to future developments…

  6. Janeway June 7, 2011 at 8:04 pm #

    It looks more like a cloud or some exposed polar ice. 

    No, wait a second, isn’t that Ares IV?  Ensign Tom Paris come in, report!

  7. Janeway June 7, 2011 at 4:04 pm #

    It looks more like a cloud or some exposed polar ice. 

    No, wait a second, isn’t that Ares IV?  Ensign Tom Paris come in, report!

  8. Strapmonkey June 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Or….it could be…..that your medication is wearing off.

    Seriously, having spent some time in a previous life as a geologist, having looked for hours through stereoscopes at geomorphological features associated with terrain mundane to sublime to ridiculous, there’s absolutely NOTHING about this image to support ANY of the narrator’s assertions. 

    Is it possible that this artifact is a portent of life, past or present, on Mars?  Of course.  But possibility is a binary function.  We don’t do possibilities.  We deal in probabilities.  Is it PROBABLE that this artifact is an alien grain silo?  Nope.  Not even a little.

    Having said all that, if it does turn out to be a pre-invasion fact finding device, I for one welcome our new Martian overlords with open arms, and take back any and all disparaging comments, muffled guffaws and glances askance I may, or may not, have perpetrated in the era immediately preceding our undeserving abode’s glorious rebirth as the latest slack water outpost in the empire of our omnipotent Overlords.  All hail the Overlords!

  9. Strapmonkey June 7, 2011 at 4:10 pm #

    Or….it could be…..that your medication is wearing off.

    Seriously, having spent some time in a previous life as a geologist, having looked for hours through stereoscopes at geomorphological features associated with terrain mundane to sublime to ridiculous, there’s absolutely NOTHING about this image to support ANY of the narrator’s assertions. 

    Is it possible that this artifact is a portent of life, past or present, on Mars?  Of course.  But possibility is a binary function.  We don’t do possibilities.  We deal in probabilities.  Is it PROBABLE that this artifact is an alien grain silo?  Nope.  Not even a little.

    Having said all that, if it does turn out to be a pre-invasion fact finding device, I for one welcome our new Martian overlords with open arms, and take back any and all disparaging comments, muffled guffaws and glances askance I may, or may not, have perpetrated in the era immediately preceding our undeserving abode’s glorious rebirth as the latest slack water outpost in the empire of our omnipotent Overlords.  All hail the Overlords!

    • SF2K01 June 8, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

      You’re probably right (see what I did there) but if he listened to you he wouldn’t have a whole article about his larger than life “find.” And what kind of publicity would he have then? This is the essence of going viral.

  10. Oneloveinus June 7, 2011 at 9:04 pm #

    Well this was talked about on GhosttoghostAM this morning and George’s resident genius Richard C. Hogland said it was a mis-pixelated image taken from previous snapshot images that someone doctored up to look like something because he said that he went back to the original black and white photos and they have a series of consistent “black dots” on them in said area. Apparently Google Mars was created from a computer program that crammed together a bunch of previously taken photos not that they are from a satellite like on Google Earth and Google Moon. 

    If you bother to watch the video on YouTube and look in the “related” column, people there claim to have debunked it already saying that it is indeed some sort of ice formation and provide a wider array of photos showing an ever increasingly large area of “white” “ice” near said object.

  11. Oneloveinus June 7, 2011 at 5:04 pm #

    Well this was talked about on GhosttoghostAM this morning and George’s resident genius Richard C. Hogland said it was a mis-pixelated image taken from previous snapshot images that someone doctored up to look like something because he said that he went back to the original black and white photos and they have a series of consistent “black dots” on them in said area. Apparently Google Mars was created from a computer program that crammed together a bunch of previously taken photos not that they are from a satellite like on Google Earth and Google Moon. 

    If you bother to watch the video on YouTube and look in the “related” column, people there claim to have debunked it already saying that it is indeed some sort of ice formation and provide a wider array of photos showing an ever increasingly large area of “white” “ice” near said object.

  12. Grooveboss June 7, 2011 at 9:31 pm #

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz we all know they are out there already.

  13. Grooveboss June 7, 2011 at 5:31 pm #

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz we all know they are out there already.

  14. Gort June 7, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

    I had to park somewhere.

    Let me get it moved before the intergalactic meter maid arrives.

  15. Gort June 7, 2011 at 5:37 pm #

    I had to park somewhere.

    Let me get it moved before the intergalactic meter maid arrives.

  16. Indrid June 8, 2011 at 1:33 am #

    He named it “Bio Station Alpha” because he assumes something is living in it.  That’s pretty much the definition of jumping to conclusions… or phishing for page views.

  17. Hunter Coch June 8, 2011 at 2:26 am #

    Dead sandworm

  18. Hunter Coch June 7, 2011 at 10:26 pm #

    Dead sandworm

    • Maximus-primus June 8, 2011 at 4:34 am #

      spice field 

  19. Maximus-primus June 8, 2011 at 8:34 am #

    spice field 

  20. Anonymous June 8, 2011 at 5:46 pm #

    You’re probably right (see what I did there) but if he listened to you he wouldn’t have a whole article about his larger than life “find.” And what kind of publicity would he have then? This is the essence of going viral.

  21. Anonymous June 8, 2011 at 9:12 pm #

    A note about google earth and mars – the 3d effect on it is created automatically from the shading in the various pictures compiled to create the globe, so any photographic glitch has the potential to appear to be a 3d object.

    I saw a story this morning where someone at NASA claimed it looked to him like the kind of photographic trace left by cosmic rays, which would be quite clear on an original photo but with repeated compression (like happens to photos being resaved as they’re added into the program) would end up looking very mottled like this does. Given what I know about digital photography and artifacts of compression and the interpolation of multiple images to create a final single image, this sounds highly plausible to me but I have no personal experience with cosmic ray traces on my photos so *shrug*

  22. quartz99 June 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    A note about google earth and mars – the 3d effect on it is created automatically from the shading in the various pictures compiled to create the globe, so any photographic glitch has the potential to appear to be a 3d object.

    I saw a story this morning where someone at NASA claimed it looked to him like the kind of photographic trace left by cosmic rays, which would be quite clear on an original photo but with repeated compression (like happens to photos being resaved as they’re added into the program) would end up looking very mottled like this does. Given what I know about digital photography and artifacts of compression and the interpolation of multiple images to create a final single image, this sounds highly plausible to me but I have no personal experience with cosmic ray traces on my photos so *shrug*

  23. akbar June 9, 2011 at 4:00 am #

    it is clearly not Iraq…i agree…

  24. akbar June 9, 2011 at 12:00 am #

    it is clearly not Iraq…i agree…

  25. Cat7777 June 10, 2011 at 7:18 pm #

    Please keep up with this, must get to the media.

  26. Cat7777 June 10, 2011 at 3:18 pm #

    Please keep up with this, must get to the media.

  27. Old Soul June 14, 2011 at 5:35 pm #

    Interesting but hardly conclusive.

  28. Anarchy Pony June 14, 2011 at 1:35 pm #

    Interesting but hardly conclusive.

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