Carlotto Finds Possible Ruins on Mars
Written By: Electric Warrior
photo: Martian Rubble
(The Electric Warrior) - Even if you’ve had your
fill of the recent controversy about a sunken city
on Mars, reportedly seen in infrared images from
Arizona State University’s Mars Odyssey team, it
wouldn’t hurt to take a look at one more shot of
Mark Carlotto, whose New Frontiers in Science Web
site examines Martian enigmas like the Face on Mars,
has published an analysis of the region based on a
second multispectral image from Odyssey’s THEMIS
team. As Carlotto tells it, not only should the
existence of a second THEMIS image settle issues of
authenticity raised about an earlier data set, it
also raises further questions about the possibility
of extraterrestrial artifacts on Mars.
Carlotto used two different bands of imaging data
that were just different enough to produce a stereo
image of an area that includes the Mars Face as well
as a rock-strewn area some 120 kilometers to the south.
The photo accompanying this blog is cropped from a
larger one showing the results of Carlotto’s image
processing. Here we see only the area south of the
There are broken features lying in rectangular
arrangements, which hint at intelligent design.
"On Earth, in the Middle East for example, it would
certainly be seen as a possible archaeological site,"
writes Carlotto. "But it is on Mars."
The New Frontiers in Science article shows a side-
by-side comparison of the new THEMIS data and a
highly controversial data set released last July.
The July data is said to contain indisputable
evidence of a subterranean cityscape on Mars. The
only problem with that conclusion is that it relies
on a special version of the THEMIS data which
Richard Hoagland says the Enterprise Mission
acquired under mysterious circumstances.
The second multispectral image raises questions
about some alarming allegations which say that the
first image posted on the Arizona State University
Web site is a deliberately degraded fraud. But if
the first multispectral data set was altered then
why does the second look so much like it? And if
the first image was altered, wouldn’t the second
image -- and any one after that -- have to be
Both THEMIS images cover much of same ground and
Carlotto has shown that the two data sets are only
superficially different. As he tells it, "Clearly
these are two completely different data sets,
acquired at different times of the year, over
Both Carlotto and the Enterprise Mission point to
evidence for ET. TEM’s assertions come with so much
In a recent interview Hoagland went so far as to
say that the mysteries of Cydonia point to an
extraordinary ancient heritage for humans that
somehow reaches all the way back to Mars. "In a way,
I see the ultimate confirmation of our heritage on
Mars as essential to ushering in a new day here on
Earth," Hoagland told Dark Planet.
Carlotto’s work has never carried that much baggage.
Building a case for artificiality on Mars that even
NASA can’t dismiss takes time, and Carlotto would
probably tell you he thinks he’s doing his part.
To understand the context of Carlotto’s
investigation it helps to recall statements by the
SETI Institute’s Dr. Jill Tarter. "It’s possible
that there could be, in fact, within our solar system,
some evidence of ET technology," Tarter recently told
Space.com. "They may be here."
Tarter didn’t say exactly where we might find
evidence of extraterrestrial activity in our own
solar system, noting only that we haven’t gathered
that much information. Carlotto and the Society for
Planetary SETI Research say it’s worthwhile looking
on Mars. That’s why Carlotto finds his apparent
Martian rubble so interesting. "Will this new
discovery be dismissed as another optical illusion,
like the Face about 120 kilometers to the north?"
Carlotto closes his article by inviting planetary
scientists to consider the possibility that a
growing list of weird alignments and symmetries
might not be coincidence after all.
Skeptical ’EW’ readers have already commented that
there is nothing geologically unusual about these
regular geometric shapes and that notions about a
field of rubble might be the product of an overly
Carlotto asks why Cydonia has been targeted so
often so early in the mission if no one is taking
it seriously: "Perhaps this recent interest in
Cydonia is an indication that someone already has."
Carlotto: ASU Releases Second THEMIS Multispectral
Image over Cydonia
(New Frontiers in Science) - Will this new
discovery be dismissed as another optical illusion,
like the Face about 120 kilometers to the north?
Or might some brave planetary scientist at ASU,
JPL, or NASA finally consider the possibility
that the growing list of ’coincidences’ of
symmetries, alignments, and enigmatic features
may not be a coincidence after all. Perhaps this
recent interest in Cydonia is an indication that
someone already has.
Tonnies: Mark Carlotto on New Enigma
(The Cydonian Imperative) - Cydonia research
veteran Dr. Mark Carlotto has found an enticingly
geometric accumulation of formations in Cydonia,
only 120 kilometers from the newly reimaged Face.
The somewhat urban-looking collection includes one
large partial square that invites archaeological
speculation. Geometric anomalies such as this--
coupled with bizarre formations such as the D&M
Pyramid and Face--lend weight to the possibility
that this controversial region was once home to
intelligent beings. Carlotto notes that Cydonia
seems to be the site of increased academic attention
THE ELECTRIC WARRIOR
October 14, 2002
Silicon Valley, CA
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