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Carlotto Finds Possible Ruins on Mars

Written By: Electric Warrior

Posted: 10/15/2002 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 2350   Submitted By:0x6a656666   Category: Mars Anomalies
martian enigmas 
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 
altered too? 
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 
active imagination.  
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  
October 14, 2002 
Silicon Valley, CA 
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The "Mars Rubble" photo is copyright 
Mark J. Carlotto. 
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