NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab is investigating a California armchair astronomer's claim that a white, fuzzy image on the red planet's surface might be evidence of life.
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 object.
The object, according to Martines, is "about 700 feet long and 150 feet wide." He's calling it "Bio Station Alpha, because I'm just assuming that something lives in it or has lived in it."
His video was uploaded May 28, and has already been watched nearly 750,000 times.
A spokesman for NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab told FoxNews.com it was investigating the wild claims, speculating that "Bio Station Alpha" would most likely be determined to be a glitch in the digital imaging or an unusual feature on the surface of the planet -- and not a Martian base.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Video: Artificial Base Found on Mars?
A man claims to have found an artificial base on Mars. He has uploaded a YouTube video (embedded below). The object does look like several cylinders, but the image quality isn't good enough to be definitive.