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

Mars BuildingVia News.Au.com:

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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  • http://profiles.google.com/joseph.simonowich Joseph Simonowich

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

  • http://profiles.google.com/joseph.simonowich Joseph Simonowich

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

    • Golchab

      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

        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.

  • Golchab

    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

  • NoShit

    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…

  • NoShit

    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…

  • Janeway

    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!

  • Janeway

    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!

  • Strapmonkey

    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!

  • Strapmonkey

    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

      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.

  • Oneloveinus

    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.

  • Oneloveinus

    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.

  • Grooveboss

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz we all know they are out there already.

  • Grooveboss

    zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz we all know they are out there already.

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    I had to park somewhere.

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

  • http://www.zazzle.com/fantoccini* Gort

    I had to park somewhere.

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

  • Indrid

    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.

  • http://www.yourpredator.com Hunter Coch

    Dead sandworm

  • http://www.yourpredator.com Hunter Coch

    Dead sandworm

    • Maximus-primus

      spice field 

  • Maximus-primus

    spice field 

  • Anonymous

    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.

  • Anonymous

    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*

  • quartz99

    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*

  • akbar

    it is clearly not Iraq…i agree…

  • akbar

    it is clearly not Iraq…i agree…

  • Cat7777

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

  • Cat7777

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

  • Old Soul

    Interesting but hardly conclusive.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Interesting but hardly conclusive.

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