by Richard C. Hoagland
One of my favorite all-time "Star
Treks," from my long-departed friend Gene Roddenberry's imaginative
mind, is an episode (toward the end of the "third season") that
captures perfectly this haunting
It was from Rik Vollaert's evocative, 42-year-old script, of how
"the Enterprise discovers a '200-mile-wide errant asteroid' in deep
space," which the crew soon determine "is on direct course toward a
deadly collision with 'Daran V' - an inhabited planet supporting
almost 4 billion unsuspecting souls..."
Of course, "the Enterprise must stop the impending catastrophe... by
altering the asteroid's deadly course; barring that, Kirk intends to
simply destroy the threatening space rock..."
Until he discovers that the asteroid is also inhabited... and has
been artificially "hollowed out" and set upon,
"a centuries-long, interstellar
survival journey... by a long-extinct civilization, the Fabrini..."
The Enterprise further discovers that
the descendents of the Fabrini - the "people of Yonada" (as the
child-like asteroid-inhabitants have named their tiny
Have NO idea they have been born... and have died... generation
after generation - inside "a hollow, artificial world...!"
Or, that their small, wandering "ship" - after a 10,000-year-old
journey - is now, in the last remaining hours of its millennial-long
voyage, on a fatal collision course with a major, inhabited world...
It was vintage Star Trek... a classic Roddenberry commentary on "the
unseen confines" of our own, carefully-constructed "realities"...
Well, tonight (as I write this), Gene's "resonant reality of Star
Trek" - of a limitless, human future... where Earth ultimately joins
"a grand galactic Federation... and discovers... 'new life and new
Is about to become Real!
For, tonight, "sources" have strongly suggested to Enterprise -
through a series of in-depth, "no holds barred" conversations...
stretching over the last several days - that the European Space
Agency (ESA) has, as of tonight, finally, painstakingly, confirmed
the existence of precisely such "an artificial, hollow world."
Accessible to current human space flight technology... in this solar
And... after lengthy deliberations and consultations with other
"space faring nations" on this planet - ESA has decided to, indeed,
formally announce this staggering discovery... to the entire world.
The only serious remaining question being - "when?"
For those Enterprise readers not familiar with our methodology when
undertaking this type of investigation and Report, here's a brief
We do NOT accept as "unconditionally valid," information gained
SOLELY from "inside" (i.e. official government) sources; our policy
is to only accept "inside" information as potentially valid... if it
can be corroborated with independent, physical evidence - a
"planetary image"... or, "a spacecraft science instrument reading,"
What we are about to present in this Report is a mixture of these
two methods of investigation - political "sources"... and scientific
And, the evidence now supports the reality that our human "source"
is ALSo reporting... that "the human race has, indeed, confirmed its
first, clearly artificial, relic world, a bona fide "ancient spaceship"... called Phobos,
the inner moon of Mars...
One of two "tiny space rocks" (>15 miles across...) -
circling Mars in 1877, by Asaph Hall.
Phobos is the inner of Mars' two infinitesimal natural satellites...
the slightly larger... and is shaped a bit like "a battered
hamburger." It orbits Mars every (tetrahedrally-significant) seven
hours, 39 minutes... whipping around just under "four thousand
miles" above Mars' reddish sands... from west to east... three times
each Martian "day."
It also orbits closer to its primary than any other "natural moon"
in the entire solar system...
So... is it?
A "natural" moon, that is...?
According to our "informed ESA source" (for this part of this
developing, extraordinary story...) ESA (the European Space Agency)
IS "in the process" of assembling this stunning set of
"multi-disciplinary science data on Phobos" - testifying to the
artificial nature of this enigmatic "moon" - for a,
presentation and announcement... sometime later this year."
Or, paraphrasing the words of another now-departed, long-time
friend... Sir Arthur C. Clarke,
2010... could be, indeed,
"The Year We Make Contact."
The startling scientific evidence backing up this "coming chain of
events," begins with the best high-resolution imaging of Phobos ever
achieved... taken March 7, 2010.
Here (below) is the geometry of that recent Mars Express
close-encounter with Phobos... and the set-up for our first
Enterprise Mission imaging enhancement (see full description later
in this Report...) of one of these new ESA images, from the most
recent Mars Express Phobos Closest fly-by.
It is a close-up of the north (and "orbit-facing" hemisphere) of
Phobos - which travels around Mars in what is technically termed "a
tidally-locked orbit" (meaning, "the same side always facing
In this graphic (below), that "front-facing side"
of hamburger-shaped "Phobos" is also facing the spacecraft camera...
as it was looking down on the "northern hemisphere" of Phobos, at
about a 30-degree angle, on the March 7th pass...
The original Mars Express image itself (from which this enhanced
version has been produced - below) was taken from
a distance of
approximately 60 miles.
The smallest objects discernable in the full image (when properly
enlarged) are about 15 feet across, on a 15-mile-wide "moon"...
Note all the redundant, right-angle geometry... parallel
"layering"... and sheer non-random Organization!
Here (below) are the "global" coordinates and orbital vector for
this ESA Phobos image - as prepared by Enterprise Associate, Greg
And this (below) is a more distant view - acquired from an earlier
Mars Express fly-by image series; the illuminating sun angle is
opposite our previous images - here, coming from the right.
Notice in all these images that "the front" - the side of Phobos
always "facing the apex of its orbit around Mars" (here, directly
facing the spacecraft camera) - is also the side with "all the
surface debris blown off!"
Exposing now, an extraordinary, geometric, clearly artificial, fractured 3-D
surface... lying just beneath the veneer of "battered, ancient
asteroid stuff" that Phobos presents from most other viewing angles
- all now stunningly revealed (below)... in this high-resolution
Mars Express Phobos "face-on" image!
And Phobos - "the artificial moon" - in close-up...
A shift in perspective (further to the left and down - below),
reveals an even more stunning geometric view - with thousands of
regular "right-angle formations" visible all across the "orbit
facing side" of this small "moon," at this particular sun angle -
compelling indications, indeed, of "an ancient, battered but
Thirty-nine years ago (twice "19.5"...) - in 1971 - NASA's "first
Mariner 9 orbital reconnaissance of Phobos" (managed by JPL)
began... with this low-resolution, too-high-contrast TV photograph
Just five years later, the baffling mystery of "the weird grooves on
Phobos" would be discovered... by the vastly improved cameras aboard
Viking Orbiter 1 (below).
So... what are these obvious (see below) "grooves of Phobos?"
This fascinating mystery... evident in the Viking images (above) as
"a series of obvious, long, narrow and mysteriously-straight
striations..." - running parallel across almost the entire visible
width of this ~15-mile-wide moon - was eventually interpreted by
NASA as merely,
"crater-chains of secondary meteor impacts... caused
by Phobos intersecting [running into] such meteor streams...
blasted-out across Phobos' orbit... as fragments from primary
asteroid or comet impacts down on Mars' surface..."
Now, from this latest Mars Express ultra-high-resolution imaging (
below) - the REAL cause of these mysterious "grooves on Phobos"
is readily, geometrically apparent...
Phobos - as a clearly "artificial moon",
coming Apart at the Seams!"
Because of the increasing, shearing gravitational forces - caused by
its slow "death spiral" into Mars, because of the inevitable,
"Tides... of Mars."
So yes, what you are staring at (probably, in shock at this
point...) is, in fact... nothing less than what we've been saying
all along... since trying to educate the first
on this data, in 1989 (see below):
That Phobos is, in fact, an "ancient... ex terrestrial... very
Exactly like... "Yonada."
Which now (according to our European sources - backed up by the
actual Mars Express data itself, which you will see more of - below)
ESA is about to officially... publicly announce!
Possibly - even before President Obama's up-coming...
suddenly-called... STILL super-secret "Space Summit", which is
scheduled to take place, within a few days, at the Kennedy Space
Center - personally hosted by the President of the United States of
America - in the middle of an on-going shuttle mission,
Which, turns out to be... the 33rd Space Shuttle Mission... to the
Space Station ("ISS").
Can you say "the Fix is in"... for "something?"
Regardless of these "politically symbolic numbers," the primary
reason we can be increasingly confident about the outcome of these
coming "ESA revelations" - is because of the strength and depth of
the published scientific evidence that stands behind these findings
Not only the stunning, obviously "artificial Phobos"
now seen in the Mars Express close-ups (above) - but the
still-to-be-discussed results of two other key scientific
experiments, carried out by Mars Express during these same fly-bys:
The "Phobos tracking" gravity/mass interior distribution
experiment... and the "MARSIS interior of Phobos" imaging radar
Spacecraft are usually monitored (tracked...) by means of their
broadcast radio transmissions; if the carrier frequency of the
on-board radio system on the spacecraft is observed to vary... as it
is received by the ground stations here on Earth... the major reason
is usually a change (detected via a radio phenomenon called "the
Doppler Shift") in the spacecraft orbit.
This orbit-change can be pre-planned - the result of an on-board
commanded thruster firing - or (in the case of the close-in Mars
Express Phobos observations), due to the slight gravitational field
of the ~15-mile-wide moonlet itself being detected - actually
altering (very, very slightly...) the expected (predicted) orbital
trajectory of Mars Express around Mars... during those super-close
By extremely careful measurements of the actual "radio frequency
drift," recorded during these Phobos "close-approaches," and by then
plugging that data into sophisticated ESA computer models of Phobos
interior mass distribution, each varying slightly, and designed
according to "Newtonian and Einsteinien Laws of Gravity"... the ESA
folks expected to not only be able to measure accurately the overall
MASS of Phobos far more precisely than ever before... but, even more
importantly, for the first time, resolve "how" that detected mass was arranged -
INSIDE - as measured against the Mars Express "gravity tracking
Normally, even the first results of such a delicate experiment would
"wait weeks before it was posted... if it ever was"; ESA this time
posted the "early Doppler results of this 'super close' Phobos
March 3rd pass"... on March 9th, barely one week after the fly-by itself!
And then -
described in detail, the science behind the published
radio-tracking graph (below):
“...The Mars Express Radio-Science team, led by
(Cologne University), has performed a preliminary analysis of the
radiometric data recorded during the evening of closest approach, 3
"The grey line in the image [above] shows the frequency change due
to Phobos during a 20-minute window, centered on the closest
approach. Before closest approach, the effect of Phobos on the
spacecraft is negligible. Then there is a clear jump in frequency at
closest approach. This is Phobos slightly changing the orbit of Mars
"The blue line is the expected frequency change assuming the mass of
Phobos, as measured during a previous flyby, is evenly distributed
throughout the moon’s interior. There are clearly small differences
between the blue and grey lines. The challenge now for the
Radio-Science team is to dig into these small differences to pries
out information on the mass distribution.
“The real work starts
right here,” says Pätzold.“ It may take a few weeks for the
extraction of precise information on the interior of Phobos,” says
Tom Andert, from Munich University..."
One of the responders to this post, on the official ESA "Phobos Blog,"
Posted by: Daniel Fischer
Thanks for sharing these data!
Thanks to the Cologne people and ESA for sharing these hot
non-imaging data, even without vertical scales - a clever (and
accepted) way in showing success without compromising scientific
Though, as the total mass of Phobos and C/A distance are both known,
reconstructing the 'missing' Hertz residuals scale in the 1st plot
should be possible for any physicist, right [emphasis added]?
By putting out the actual raw "gravity tracking" data this early,
ESA was (apparently) "hedging its bets".
If it WAS planning to
release ALL the data, from ALL the experiments carried out during
this unique "dozen Phobos fly-by orbit sequence..." - revealing that
it IS an "ancient, manufactured object" (as I was beginning to
seriously suspect...), this was a MAJOR, additional step in
signaling that ultimate intention... providing the perfect segue
into what came next...
The Phobos Blog - published on March 25th... posted this "little bit
of 'tracking news'":
25 March, 2010 17:21
Radio science result from 2008 Phobos Flyby now accepted for
I’ve just heard that the technical paper discussing the mass and
density of Phobos, as determined during the 2008 flyby, has been
accepted by Geophysical Research Letters. The abstract is:
We report independent results from two subgroups of the Mars Express
Radio Science (MaRS) team who independently analyzed Mars Express (MEX)
radio tracking data for the purpose of determining consistently the
gravitational attraction of the moon Phobos on the MEX spacecraft,
and hence the mass of Phobos.
New values for the gravitational
parameter (GM=0.7127 ± 0.0021 x 10-³ km³/s²) and density of Phobos
(1876 ± 20 kg/m³) provide meaningful new constraints on the
corresponding range of the body's porosity (30% ± 5%), provide a
basis for improved interpretation of the internal structure. We
conclude that the interior of Phobos likely contains large voids.
When applied to various hypotheses bearing on the origin of Phobos,
these results are inconsistent with the proposition that Phobos is a
captured asteroid [emphasis added]...
No... this was NOT "the rest of the radio-tracking results" from the
March 3rd fly-by, that we were all eagerly anticipating...
But rather, a nominal announcement of "scientific journal (peer-reviewed)
publication"... of earlier Phobos "gravity-tracking" results, from data acquired two YEARS earlier by Mars Express... back in
Another major clue that... the political goals of the current,
ultra-close Phobos "fly-by campaign" were predicated on the
provocative results discovered earlier... in the 2008 fly-bys...
Which, quoting from the just-published abstract,
"...provide meaningful new constraints on the corresponding range
of the body's [Phobos'] porosity (30% ± 5%), [and thus] provide a
basis for improved interpretation of the internal structure.
conclude that the interior of Phobos likely contains large voids.
When applied to various hypotheses bearing on the origin of Phobos,
these results are inconsistent with the proposition that Phobos is a
"Inconsistent... that Phobos is a captured asteroid...?"
There... the "ticking time bomb to Disclosure", for, Phobos IS - according to these officially-published ESA
2008 Mars Express tracking measurements,
Precisely the same result...
as the Soviets reported from their own
Phobos-2 Mission - back in 1989 (below)!
Which, of course, is how we at Enterprise have KNOWN about "the
reality of an artificial Phobos..." since "Bush 1"... for 21
From correctly interpreting official Soviet spacecraft findings at
Mars, in 1989 - data published openly in "the most prestigious
science journal in the world," Nature - of the observed, artificial
nature of the evidence transmitted back from the Soviet's first "Phobos
Mission"... Phobos-2... before it "disappeared."
Findings which now - from ALL the political clues and "dots" we've
been publishing here at Enterprise on "real disclosure," for months
on end - are about to be openly confirmed by ESA...
For, a Martian moon that is demonstrably "1/3 hollow"... as measured
by two totally independent space programs, and separated by ~20
under ANY likely astrophysical formation scenario CANNOT EXIST... as
just a "natural" moon!
It simply can't.
As the MARSIS radar imaging experiment - according to our "inside"
ESA source, again - also, separately (but no less dramatically), has
now experimentally confirmed, which he recounted as "a Phobos' interior filled with 'cavernous,
geometric rooms... right-angle walls... and floors - detectable via
the semi-regular 'structure of the returning, interior radar
echoes...' as they were impressed upon the reflected MARSIS
MARSIS was physically seeing (via this radar) a three-dimensional,
totally artificial, interior world... within Phobos; and a
"reflection void interior geometry"... which correlated eerily with
the earlier (lower-resolution) Phobos "interior gravity tracking
Our main info source in ESA - an academic, very closely connected
with the MARSIS Radar Team (by way of two interpreters!) - began
using some really interesting phrases to describe what the computer
radar images were revealing, phrases like "it's an interior
firmament..." (foundations... of buildings?); and of seeing... "not
just solid rock" (NOT an asteroid!)... and noting, that it's also
"not a bunch of rocks" (a collection of "little asteroids"...).
Imagine our surprise (followed by immediate satisfaction), when -
right after our "source" tipped us to "the real 'off-scale' nature
of the incoming Phobos radar data (above)" - ESA published
official Phobos Blog site (March 22nd),
"a raw plot of one of the MARSIS radar return channels... on 'day seven' of the recent fly-by
Which confirms (to a technical "eye") everything our source had
revealed earlier... regarding the astonishingly "artificial"
(officially published) nature of the interior Phobos' radar scans
official ESA commentary, released with this raw MARSIS radar
plot, is also fascinating:
"... after the ground-processing of science data, it was found that
the radar worked successfully during the flyby. The figure above
shows echoes reflected by Phobos as the highest peak in the signal,
clearly above the noise level. Scientific analysis of the results is
The main quest is the determination of the origin of
detected echoes: are they reflections from various surface features
of Phobos, or have they been produced by the internal structure of
The scientific analysis of existing and future data will provide us
with new and unique insights on the nature of Phobos’ interior
Apparently, taking a cue from the newly-published internal Mars
Express gravitational map (from 2008) - the ESA scientific paper
which now states, plainly, that "the interior mass distribution
inside Phobos is NOT uniform..." if one were to look at the separate
"radar echo delays" (in the above graph) - in the same way... as
potentially due to "deep internal, non-uniform structure"...
Then - striking confirmation for that artificial model... - now
obvious in the newly-published, official ESA Phobos radar data just
posted on the ESA website!
Including - a "huge" asymmetrical radar echo (+ ~33 dB)... amid a
picket fence of equally deep, sharp radar absorptions ( - ~35 dB) -
from some "symmetrical, internal, geometric source"... starting
about "50 microseconds in" (below).
Which will allow any competent electronics or radio engineer "out
there" to actually calculate - using this official, MARSIS published
data - precisely "how big" the internal reflection "structures"
inside Phobos have to be... to appear as they do (above), as,
varying, multiple radar echoes (and absorptions), separated by 'tens
of microseconds' in the radio echoes coming back from inside Phobos..."
on this first official graph...
Answers in those signals to questions like, "how large is the volume
which forms the 'super big peak'?" (above) - corresponding to "about
14 microseconds in echo-width" - where... the signal abruptly rises
"straight up" ~ 47 dB (!) - before falling back to the previously
"low," 47dB below that peak intensity...?
~200 feet wide...
Obviously - some kind of "uniquely-shaped, right-angle internal
corner reflection"... part of a much larger "90-degree cavern or
room..." (hence, the relatively "huge" signal strength...) from deep
Which, according to the verbal description coming from our ESA
source, is divided into,
"three... or four, major,
quarter-to-half-mile-wide geometric chambers... distributed tetrahedrally inside a denser, partially-hollow RF-translucent
And - the echo ranges displayed by this same data...
The variability of reflected "echoes" (the vertical axis of the
above graph) - compared to that expected "from an ordinary solid
space rock" - is literally off-scale; again, the echo return from
the Phobos-ranging spanning over 60 dB in total energy amplitude...
Equivalent to a "sound volume" change, of over A MILLION TO ONE!!
[Check it out... at one of the many on-line "dB (decibel)
calculators" (ah... the endless "wonders of the Net"...).]
No natural "space rock" could possibly possess such an enormous
range of "natural radar absorbers and reflectors"; nothing "natural"
could reflect (or absorb) EM energy... that way... across so many
orders of magnitude.
Nothing, that is, except,
"A non-natural... artificially-designed... selectively-absorbing,
manufactured 'stealthy' EM material..."
In other words - the MARSIS radar reflections being officially
published on the official ESA Phobos website (again)... contained
explicit scientific data, from multiple perspectives, which strongly,
"supported the idea that this is what radar echoes would look like,
coming back from inside 'a huge... geometric... hollow ET
After getting an inkling of the "clearly artificial implications" of
the enormous intensity-ranges represented by the published Phobos
graph (above), I also saw for the first time that these "enormous
MARSIS power variations" - between the deep radar absorptions and
bright reflections - were not only huge, they were also, distinctly, "geometrically non-random!"
In fact, they were the primary source of the decidedly "internal,
3-D geometric-looking" radar signature (below)...
The concurrence of all three of these independent Mars Express
experiments - "imaging"... "internal mass distribution"
(tracking)... and "internal radar imaging" - ALL now agreed that
"the interior of Phobos is 'partially hollow... with internal,
repeating, MAJOR geometric "voids" inside it...'"
Phobos IS "artificial!"
Or, as our ESA
source commented to our intermediary at the end of the
"Your friend (meaning me...) must be crazy too - for both of you to
show up here... now."
As noted in Part I
(above) - as a direct result of the recent
"ultra-close-approaches" of the European Space Agency (ESA) Mars
Express spacecraft to "Phobos" - the tiny, inner Moon of Mars - a
variety of scientific experiments aboard that spacecraft have now
converged, after analysis of their results by the Enterprise
Mission... on an artificial "moon" hypothesis for "the origins of
Phobos", as a ~15-mile-long, extremely old and battered... ancient spaceship.
Imminent, official confirmation of this data - which we at
Enterprise have held (and published on...) for over twenty years -
will change EVERYTHING.
Here (below) is an Enterprise Mission "noise-reduction" enhancement
of the original Mars Express Phobos imaging data... from this latest
series of "close passes":
A wide shot (above)... and then a closer view (below) at greater
IS a "ship"...
We're looking down... at about a 30-degree angle... at the HUGE,
almost vertical "side(s) of... a 15-mile-long space ship!", whose battered, ancient surface can be seen to be composed (even in
this relatively "noisy" image) of sculpted... geometric... multiply
redundant (and meaningfully organized...) DETAIL - endless square
miles of sheer, GEOMETRIC detail... present all across this latest,
stunning close-up Mars Express photograph of Phobos.
Detail composed over and over again of obvious "right-angle
layerings" of the remaining "deck plating"(!); innumerable,
geometric 3-D structures and "openings" (NOT "craters"...) into the
interior of this astonishing "moon"; and, the obvious plan still
exhibited by the almost endless examples of surviving surface
engineering... revealing a staggering, three-dimensional
architecture, all, compellingly, shouting now... ARTIFICIALITY!
The final, visual proof of this... is to simply continue
"falling-in... toward Phobos..." - toward more and more of that
exquisite, geometric structural detail, arranged in obviously
"descending fractal patterns"... across the entire battered,
"western hemispheric surface" of this tiny "world"... the side
Until... one can discern unmistakably individual structures...
singly, and grouped together... into even smaller "organized
Like, gaping, square-like "darkened loading docks" (image - bottom
right)... or, "row after row of heavily-eroded (and thus now
partially revealed...) exposed interior, parallel "partitions" and
"walls"... if not entire rooms (image - bottom left)", obviously extending deep inside Phobos... from this shattered,
Compelling and convincing evidence that... indeed... this moon
CANNOT BE just another "natural astronomical object!"
But is, in fact, a SHIP!
One that appears to have (literally?),
"... been through the wars",
...with countless... "gaping holes," peculiar sinuous "surface
scars," and all-too-regular, vast "geometric openings"... still
visible across her multi-layered "hull"; dark... mysterious
openings... INTO an extraordinary "whole new world" that -
metaphorically and physically - waits inside...
Waiting... for the imminent arrival, of the uniquely-timed... first "robotic emissary" to this new Phobos
The long-planned Russian probe named "Phobos-Grunt"...
In 2012 (below).
As noted earlier, the Phobos images used in this Report have been
processed specifically by the Enterprise Mission for presentation
here - based on original data from the
official ESA Phobos March,
2010 image releases. In processing these ESA images, Enterprise
employed standard "noise-removal computer algorithms" to eliminate
(or, at least reduce) deliberately-injected electronic masking (by
ESA), of what "is really down on Phobos"...
Once removed from the original ESA image (below - left) , the
stunningly geometric structural detail present on the "real" Phobos
immediately comes through (Enterprise "noise-reduced enhancement"
And, we can finally got to see a clearly, unmistakably "artificial
Confirmed by a final-enhancement and enlargement - producing a
"super noise-reduced, ultra-close-up" view (below)...
You can almost "count the rivits":
Phobos - from this
wondrous visual evidence alone - IS
unquestionably "an ancient, artificial moon..."
This Enterprise "noise-reduction processing," having worked SO well
with the most recent releases, we then decided to try it on several
earlier ESA Mars Express Phobos images... which had not gotten a lot
of press when they were initially taken, over the past couple of
years, with equally shocking results.
Images which had been previously "featureless" (or totally "washed
out" in these
earlier official image releases...), when subjected to
the current Enterprise computer-processing "noise-reduction imaging
techniques... suddenly, revealed equally stunning, three-dimensional
geometric details from their differing perspectives on Phobos
And... in exactly the same locations on the surface of Phobos as on
the (later) much higher-resolution new imagery.
Talk about "independent confirmation!"
The extant of ESA's now-obvious "long-range plan" - to have
carefully "planted" earlier close-up Phobos imagery (from the last
really close passes, in 2008) in the public ESA archives, where,
they could now be readily called up - and compared, pixel for
pixel... with the much-ballyhooed results of the current "even
closer" fly-by data, was brilliant, IF... your ultimate intent was,
Which is what we seemed to be seeing... unfolding with marked
rapidity... right before our eyes - in the form of ESA's suddenly
much-hyped "new Phobos fly-by" spin for February/March, 2010....
The deep extant of this "ESA Disclosure forethought" extended (we
soon discovered...) even to the official, published maps of Phobos -
prepared over the years since 2003, from the scientifically-scaled,
earlier Mars Express Phobos imagery.
Here (below) is what simply "increasing the contrast" on one of the
published Phobos image mosaics looks like... from the official ESA "Phobos
The intensely geometric pattern,
officially-published (above & bottom
- left) - showing clearly-defined artificial geometry and organized
structure on Phobos' surface, in this official ESA Phobos Map... is
IDENTICAL with the same "Phobos geometric patterns" we (obviously)
rediscovered (bottom - right) - via our independent Enterprise
Mission computer enhancements of earlier Mars Express Phobos
Which - since the two landscapes are IDENTICAL - proves not only
that "we" KNOW... but that "they" KNOW too...
and, have carefully "planted" (!) all these key pieces of this
patiently-accumulated, scientific evidence, obviously gathered
across years... throughout the ESA Mars Express official archived
database system - thus pre-positioning published (and redundant),
multi-disciplinary scientific PROOF that "there used to be
intelligent life on Mars...",
beginning with "an artificial Phobos."
This long-term, unfolding new political strategy - leading
ultimately to "Disclosure" (when this is all revealed...) - is now
And... "the clock is running out."
The proof of this hypothesis - re the "long-term intentions" of ESA
- lies with this (remember) "officially published Phobos Photo Map";
in this model, the pre-fly-by "hype" around THIS recent close Phobos
opportunity was/is a set-up - designed to trigger ultimately an
"official, inside ESA review of ALL the previous Mars Express Phobos
data archives... beginning with THIS crucial Phobos 'stunning
surface geometry' map!", whereby - ESA will suddenly discover its own, previously-published
"paper trail"... ultimately proving to the wider community
scientifically (precisely as we have...) that Phobos is, indeed...
"an artificial spaceship!"
And thus... represents "the only hope for 'the greatest possible
leap forward in scientific knowledge and economic development... for
ALL Humankind... in the shortest possible historical time-frame", before "2012"...
This idea - that Phobos could be an "intelligently-created, giant
spacecraft... a space station... orbiting Mars" - is not new.
Hall's initial discovery of "Phobos" (fear) and Deimos (terror) at
the US Naval Observatory, in 1877, the earliest, scientific proposal
of this idea - that Phobos itself was,
"an actual 'space station'...
now slowly spiraling into Mars because it was actually a
manufactured, hollow object... and thereby, subject to even the
slight atmospheric drag thousands of miles above Mars...",
first published in 1958.
Its author was the well-known Russian
astrophysicist, and acclaimed member of the Soviet Academy of
Sciences, Iosif Samuilovich Shklovsky.
Shklovsky further suggested, based on the lack of any previously
published telescopic detection of any moons around Mars (despite a
telescopic technology more than adequate), prior to Hall's totally
unexpected discovery in 1877, that Phobos and Deimos might have been
launched "recently" (by Lowell's "Martians...?") - thus explaining
their "sudden" appearance in the Martian skies... sometime between
the 1875 and 1877 Mars "oppositions."
In 1966, my late colleague and friend,
Carl Sagan - acting as Shlovsky's "US translator and editor" - published an "expanded"
Western Edition of Shklovsky's work... titled in English
"Intelligent Life in the Universe."
We now know that, contrary to Shklovsky and Sagan's initial
attempted atmospheric-drag calculations re "the origins of Phobos,"
the Mars' atmosphere is currently far too thin (certainly at Phobos'
high orbital altitude - ~3700 miles) to create any perceptible drag,
and thus major alteration of Phobos orbit.
Certainly, for any
state-of-the-art photographic timing observations conducted by 19th
century astronomers (like Douglass, at the Lowell Observatory...) -
using even the best Earthbound telescopes and photographic
technology of the time - measuring such infinitesimal orbit changes
was all but impossible....
Ultimately, a smaller "secular acceleration" in Phobos' orbit around
Mars was confirmed by US, Russian and European spacecraft currently
orbiting Mars - including, Mars Express.
acceleration is resulting in a definite "decaying spiral"...
calculated to bring about a catastrophic end for Phobos (and a lot
of Mars with it - see below...) in an almost unimaginable MAJOR
impact, in "only"...
eleven million years.
What are the odds...?
But, if "Martian atmospheric drag" cannot be responsible for Phobos'
(now) measurably decaying orbit... what is?
Those sneaky Martian tides...
As noted earlier, it is those inevitably rising and falling
gravitational tides - differentially attracting the "flexing"
artificial superstructure that is Phobos, as it spirals VERY slowly
toward the planet - which are visibly, literally now... ripping
A major manifestation of the real - INTERNAL - cause for these
"mysterious moon-spanning lineaments"...
Those same tides which - by slowly "shredding" Phobos (above) - are
also causing it to, indeed, lose a tiny bit of orbital momentum on
each revolution around Mars... sending it minutely spiraling ever
closer to a distant, catastrophic impact!
THAT "flexing/orbital energy-exchange process" - not
magically-aligned impact crater strings - is what is,
simultaneously, creating the stunning rectilinear surface pattern of
"criss-crossing straight lines" on Phobos' front (the side just
photographed by Mars Express...), while also continuing to widen
these internal fissures in the surface... easily seen now stretching
all across the "top," "bottom" and "sides"...
She's literally "coming apart" (below).
Revealing the stunning, internal architectural "mega-pattern" that
IS Phobos (note the repeating "squares and rectangles" at the "north
pole" of this image - top - above); that the Mars Express cameras
(and other internal measurements...) were finally able to capture
just last month...
For ESA's planned "surprise."
But, that wasn't the only thing that Phobos' increasing tidal
interactions were revealing...
In describing the internal geometric structure of this "moon" as
revealed by MARSIS, our European ESA contact repeatedly emphasized
"several of these interior Phobos compartments also appear to
still be holding some kind of atmosphere..."
Our source repeated this several times... raising all kinds of
fascinating questions regarding "how" the radar could, in fact,
determine this - that some of the vast "rooms" inside Phobos
(remember "from a quarter to half-a-mile in diameter...") were STILL
"maintaining an internal pressure"...
This almost unbelievable news [which immediately triggered all kinds
of mental images... including, Phobos as a kind of "suspended
animation ark" (who... or what... would we find INSIDE when we "got
in there"... waiting... for us to come and "wake them up!?")] raised
some truly major implications...
The temptation to spin countless such "Phobos waking up
scenarios..." - each more unbelievable than the last, was
In turn, our ESA source was quite surprised (though gratified...) to
belatedly learn about the "old news" - which definitely went along
with this new radar discovery:
-- "Indirect Evidences for a Gas/Dust Torus Along the Phobos
that, the first Soviet Phobos-2 mission - in 1989 - had, in
"... plasma and magnetic field effects in the solar wind near Mars
suggest[ing] that a neutral gas (dust?) torus/ring resides along the
orbit of the Martian satellite Phobos. Magnetic ‘cavities’ (strong
decreases of the magnetic field strength) coincident with strong
plasma density increases (up to a factor of ten) are observed during
the first elliptic transition orbits when the spacecraft approached
the Phobos orbits..."
Dubinin, E. M., R. Lundin, N. F. Pissarenko, S. V. Barabash, A. V.
Zakharov, H. Koskinen, K. Schwingenshuh, and Ye. G. Yeroshenko
Geophys. Res. Lett., 17(6), 861 864
Mars' two tiny "moons" were - demonstrably -
slowly leaking some
kind of internal atmosphere into space... an atmosphere whose
side-effects were unquestionably showing up on a variety of the
Soviet spacecraft instruments (below)!
This kind of "out-gassing" (and the amount being detected...) could
NOT be "geological"... i.e. sustained for any "billion-year" time
frames... certainly not since the formation of the solar system; the
implications of some kind of current "active degassing of tiny
Phobos," in fact, supported the almost inconceivable idea that not
only was Phobos artificial, but..., there had been some kind of recent change to Phobos "space
environment"... perhaps, even in its location in the solar system.
Which had resulted in its interior temperature being raised... thus
causing the vaporization of its "previously frozen, habitable
atmosphere" into space...
Such a major environmental change is impossible to account for via
any "natural origins for Phobos"... but is totally in keeping with
Shklovsky's initial speculations - re a more "recent" origin... than
"geological"... for Mars' two extraordinary "moons!"
Or, our own variation on Shklovsky's initial observation, that Phobos and Deimos have, in fact, recently "been moved"... from
a previous, much colder region of the solar system...
So many data points... so many speculations...
Which brings us back to what must politically happen - next!
The Russian Phobos-Grunt Mission now has suddenly, irrevocably, been
changed (or, will have been - by the time this news gets out): from,
"find and bring back dirt from Phobos" (the literal Russian
translation of the word "grunt")... to... "find and bring back the
first "publicly-acknowledged, ancient ET solar system artifacts from
Phobos (!)... all in 2012!"...
Bring them back from "an ancient solar system relic - Phobos"...
from "an extraordinarily distant, pre-human, apparently
solar-system-wide ancient high-tech civilization..."
One that could ultimately turn out to be, directly related to our own!
In this light, this long-planned Russian Phobos Sample Return
Mission takes on a totally new meaning, ss potentially,
"the single most important scientific mission in
the history of Humans... certainly, in the just-passed half-century
of modern solar system exploration..."
For, "Phobos-Grunt" is the only current means for early
reconnaissance of the stunning "potentialities of Phobos" -
suddenly, as an astronomical body, the most accessible member of "an
entirely new class of solar system object", an ancient, ET spaceship!
And Keeper... if any of this was even half-way correct... of,
amazing, almost unimaginable treasure-trove of radical new
science... 'magical' technologies... and biological
breakthroughs..." that, all because of Mars Express' now-established
confirmation that "Phobos IS significantly hollow... and
therefore, likely artificial",
...awaits all Humanity... inside Phobos.
A special "Phobos"
Artifacts Retrieval Mission needs to be created
now... by modifying the technology planned for "Phobos-Grunt."
Turning it into a robotic mission specifically tasked with bringing
back our first actual fragments of "an extraterrestrially-advanced...
Such priceless returned samples would, of course, have to be
quarantined (for a while, anyway...) at the International Space
Station (ISS) - orbiting ~220 miles above the Earth. In parallel
with technical alteration of the planned "Phobos-Grunt Mission," ISS
could easily be equipped with the proper lab facilities to analyze
such "ET technological gold" when it came back to Earth... in
perfect (and crucial) isolation in orbit - thus, insuring that Earth
remains secure from any problems of "back-contamination."
Which, of course - after this initial unmanned sample-return mission
to Phobos - brings us to the critical role for the astronauts and
cosmonauts in this "new space Reality."
and the analytical results from whatever ET technology this Russian
mission can bring back - it is clear that "human crews" are going to
become critically important in "opening up" Phobos..., to say nothing regarding all the other "ancient stuff" waiting in
the solar system... for human exploration...
The entire US and Russian astronaut and cosmonaut corps (to say
nothing of the Japanese... Chinese... Italian... Germans, etc.,
etc.) will become, overnight, the "first human ambassadors to a
15-mile-long ET spaceship circling Mars"... a ship containing over
~2000 cubic MILES of "secrets"...
Suddenly, it will be "Captain Kirk"... for real!
Speaking of spaceship captains...
One of the first astronauts to walk on the Moon - Freemason Buzz Aldrin - seems to have had a head-start on almost everybody else on
this crucial "Phobos business"; for some reason, Buzz has been
trying "artfully" - for months - to get the rest of us to pay
attention to this tiny place called "Phobos."
Since last July - since the 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11..., when
he suddenly began saying, repeatedly,
"The place to REALLY go is Phobos... because it's cool...!"
Buzz Aldrin Reveals Existence of Monolith on
July 22, 2009
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin spoke about the future
of space exploration
and said the public would be interested in a monolith
one of the two small moons that revolve around Mars.
who stunned the self-proclaimed "inside crowd" of Washington space
experts one Sunday morning, by blurting out on C-Span,
a Monolith on Phobos... people will ask 'who built
it?' etc., etc...."
Well, this (below) is the "mysterious monolith" that Aldrin has been
referring to so frequently of late... a genuinely puzzling,
obviously geometric "tower" - approximately half the Washington
Monument high (~250 feet) - sticking out of the ground on the
Mars-facing side of Phobos (below)...
A tower whose "top" looks awfully flat and "equilateral"... and is
at approximately 19.5 N, in the recently-established Phobos
The "Phobos Monolith" was
initially discovered by independent
research colleague, Efrain Palermo in 1998.
Palermo also had a bit
of help from another independent rearcher,
Lan Fleming - as they
both attempted to analyze the curious "artifact" captured on a Mars
Surveyor telescopic image of the side of Phobos visible from Mars...
For obvious reasons, they just started calling it "the Monolith"...
The name stuck.
So, the deliberate "reintroduction" of the entire, highly
controversial subject of "the Monolith" (with ALL its
implications...) into the current conversation around "should we go
to Mars?" - and, just before a stunning series of close-up ESA
images proves that Phobos IS an "artificial planetoid" - was
definitely "trying to tell us something"
Like... ah... maybe the Monolith was how one "gets inside"...?
But Buzz was not alone in promoting the idea that,
"the quickest way
to get humans to Mars... is to go first to Phobos..."
That idea was
originally proposed back during the Eisenhower Administration... by
one of Ike's own science advisors, Dr. S. Fred Singer.
Then, just when you thought it was safe to go back on the dance
floor... a few days ago, Dr. Aldrin brings "Phobos" up...
again, this time - during his FOX network competition on "Dancing with the
During one of the breaks in the dancing competition, Buzz deftly
slid from talking about the "cha-cha-cha..." directly into "Phobos"
(of all things!) - telling a story "regarding the 'cool space
photographs' - including Phobos - I've been showing my dance partner
It's almost as if Buzz is trying to warn us about "what's rapidly
coming"... vis a vis "the White House, and
Obama's imminent Summit
on Space"... but has been prevented from telling us the
whole truth, the REAL reasons why "Phobos has suddenly become 'so cool'..."
That, it's because Phobos has now been confirmed to be... a SHIP!
And, all of us - every spacefaring nation on Earth - are about to go
and "pay her a visit"... really soon!
I mean, what else could Aldrin have been referring to - in the
context of all we have been able to reveal here, vis a vis the real
scientific nature of Phobos... when he also emphatically said during
his "Dancing with the Stars" appearance,
"The moon Phobos on Mars [sic]... is very, very crucial to our
Say, what ..!!?
In fact, is Aldrin trying to alert us to what President
was REALLY referring to the other day... when he so surprisingly and
extraordinarily stated, in public,
"...space is our highest priority, regardless of how hard the
economic situation is in the country. Space will always remain our
priority. This is not just somebody's interpretation, it's our
official state position.
I am here in my presidential office and
when addressing you, I can confirm again the significance of space
for the government..."
What will be Obama's response to Medvedev's sweeping "preemptive-declaration"...
made just days before Obama's own "domestic Space Summit" at Cape
Canaveral, in Florida?
Medvedev, seizing the global upper-hand, went on dramatically,
"... so maybe we could have some sort of international meeting,
maybe at the heads of governments level.
Because we talk about
various issues, such as tackling all kinds of challenges, dangers
and hazards that humanity is facing these days, various disarmament
programs, etc., but there is a very important and positive factor
that unites us all.
So maybe it would be good to have a summit,
maybe at the heads of governments level, for the countries that are
working in space..."
And, what could that "uniting positive factor" be...?
Medvedev is almost giving it away... on the heels of signing the
latest treaty in the recent START nuclear arms reduction talks...
and in the literal midst of participating in the Nuclear
Proliferation Summit, being hosted by President Obama himself in
Washington, DC - just days before his much anticipated "Space
Summit" in Florida...
So, what is Medvedev's "message?"
"something's" about to occur in space... something "so
Big... that it is going to require 'an International Summit, at the
heads of governments level'..."
Exactly the type of move you'd leak... if you wanted to seize
control of "the rate and direction of the imminent Disclosure
The alternative hypothesis is that, all of this is occurring... simultaneously..."just by accident."
So, is Aldrin correct?
Is all this "signaling," on his part, an effort to alert "the
alertable"... that "something BIG" IS coming - something involving "Phobos"...
and "a Monolith?
And, that "big something" is the same "something" that now has the
President of Russia suddenly expressing his personal concern that,
"... no country can develop space alone, we need to combine our
efforts and we need to talk about it more often..."
And what, at Medvedev's "summit," will they be talking about...?
Why, the obvious developing plans for,
"Russians and Americans...
together - to jointly explore inside Phobos - looking (as I have
said so many times before) for, 'The libraries!'"
"Humans on Phobos" is how
Buzz said it on C-span - "... boldly going
where no humans have been before..." (now, where do you suppose he
picked up that particular expression...?).
Late information suggests that Aldrin will also now be playing a
major behind-the-scenes role in the upcoming
Summit - the one, clearly-identified astronaut with
his eyes clearly set on the real prize, an artificial Phobos.
This "amazingly revealing" Phobos (below),
In the coming days, as the "Phobos revelations" we have been able to
publish here continue to sink in (and, from the feedback we've been
getting, this is definitely taking place at ALL levels of the NASA/ESA/White
House consortium that is reading what is posted here...), there will
be a rising demand for ESA to publicly address these issues... and
publish more confirming or disconfirming evidence.
The color-coded, three-D interior MARSIS radar images of Phobos are
"first on the list" of the new data which the general public and
worldwide scientific community must now demand... so as to check
those still unpublished radar imaging details against the
previously-posted "MARSIS Phobos graph" (below)...
And, contrary to certain ESA
excuses ("it takes weeks to prepare such color-coded, 3-D images
from the 2-D radar plots..."), this is a deliberate stall...
Masking the fact that our own ESA "source" readily admitted several
nights ago to seeing "the interior rooms and walls" of Phobos... by
looking directly at the already computer-created 3-D radar images...
on his office computer screen!
In fact, any MARSIS 3-D "catscan" image presentations of "the
interior of Phobos" should look something like this (below)--
The MARSIS and SHARAD radar presentations here (above) depict, in
three descending panels, a typical 3-D radar plot.
The ground track of the Mars Express and MRO spacecraft over the
Martian south pole is depicted in the top (1) panel...
The two 3-D radar images below it, precisely matched to scale...
represent (2) the lower resolution MARSIS data, from "pinging" the
surface of Mars as Mars Express flys over, and (3) the much
higher-resolution SHARAD radar imaging data created from the
higher-frequency radar system carried on a similar orbiting Mars
platform, NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
MARSIS Phobos 3-D images like these should have been produced and
released - simultaneously - with the single frequency MARSIS radar
graph that ESA published on its website earlier.
If that 3-D Phobos data were released - based on preliminary
Enterprise research into what type of "spaceship" Phobos
might have been when it was "new" - we would expect to see outlines
of this "ship" in those other images... revealing its underlying
structural geometry, for comparison with other NASA and ESA images... of potentially
similar craft... located elsewhere in the solar system.
Based on the Mars Express visual imagery alone (as opposed to the
still unpublished radar images), we can make some pretty good
comparisons between how Phobos looks now - as an entirely new
"class" of ancient solar system object - and some other equally
"peculiar objects" that NASA and ESA spacecraft have photographed
close-up across the solar system...
And the best match we've found to date,
"Steins" is another "asteroid-like... small solar system object,"
that another ESA Mission - Rosetta - flew past, in the Fall of 2008.
Steins also turned out to be a ship... a 3-mile-wide, ancient
spaceship orbiting the sun... and even more remarkably, a ship
molded exactly like a classic diamond (below - left)!
A giant spacecraft shaped, ultimately... like a truncated "double
The striking (if heavily eroded) resemblance - between Steins and
Phobos now (below) - is compelling...
is, also, an ancient "tetrahedral spaceship!"
In fact, it seems to have suffered considerably more damage than
Steins... perhaps another clue as to its real "point of origin,"
during the ancient "solar-system-wide cataclysm" that
and I have been
investigating for some time....
The features marked with the numbered red arrows (below) highlight
the three main regions of identity - between the Rosetta images of
Steins... and Mars Express' image of Phobos:
There can be no reasonable doubt:
Steins and Phobos were designed by
the same "ancient spaceship designer"... who made full use of the
versatile and multi-faceted properties of the "tetrahedral" frame...
in this case, on two very different scales.
It is educational to look back now - after the current discovery of
the true, underlying tetrahedral nature of Phobos - and consider
what I wrote,
almost two years ago... concerning the clearly
artificial nature then of "2867 Steins"...
"E-class" asteroids, historically, have also shown unique
responses to reflected radar signals...
"... the most unusual feature of these observations is that all
exhibit very high polarization ratios, u = 0.8... Values larger than
zero are caused by wavelength-scale near-surface roughness and
inhomogeneities and/or subsurface or multiple scattering..."
"According to these recently published Arecibo radar observations -
specifically of two medium-size E-class asteroids, "44 Nysa" and
"434 Hungaria" - some of the radio waves reflected back to Earth
(remember, from asteroids spectrally identical to "2867 Steins"...)
could actually be coming, not from their surfaces... but from
multiple reflections deep inside!
"According to these "highly polarized" radar observations, the two
E-type objects are also about 20 percent more efficient at
reflecting radar signals overall... compared to any other type of
"These combined observations are thus totally
consistent with E-type asteroids being a) covered with some type
of highly efficient, electrically conductive "casing" and b)
also being, essentially..., hollow!"
"In other words, the data suggest that some of the radar
literally returning from deep within - "scattered" multiple times
(thus, polarized...) by countless reflections between the flat,
geometrically-spaced walls of innumerable interior corridors and
"Based on the preceding Earth-based visual and
radar observations of these E-class objects - combined with
Rosetta's history-making fly-by of the first example seen in
close proximity - Steins could, indeed, now be the best-known
representative of a totally new class of solar system
"One of only a few dozen "E-type" ancient space platforms... still
orbiting the Sun...".
And another one of them... now we know... is Phobos!
Surprisingly, this idea of,
"ancient, giant tetrahedral spacecraft...
prowling the space-ways of the solar system...",
...is also not new; as can be seen (below), it even made it to the
cover of one of the key magazines in the so-called "Golden Age"...
raising all kinds of interesting questions, regarding...
Who... "remembered" what... and when?
Then, there is the stunningly prophetic work (again!) of my old
friend, Arthur C. Clarke.
In light of these confirmations - that Phobos
represents the battered remnants of another, ancient tetrahedral
spacecraft - once again, one can only wonder about Arthur's
"sources'... for 2001 (below)
For, one of the early artists' concepts at MGM for "the Monolith" in
2001 - modeled on Arthur's own description of the "ET beacon" in
"The Sentinel" - turned out to be another giant tetrahedron
Which, of course, then was echoed by the football
field-sized version that
suddenly appeared... directly over Moscow's
Red Square... just last December (below)...
One might begin to suspect a remarkable "tetrahedral pattern"
here... between "ancient tetrahedrally-shaped city-sized
spacecraft"... orbiting Mars as "false moons"... to modern
"replications" of this same form in print and film (under the guise
of being merely "science fiction")...
And then, the startlingly current
apparitions of this identical geometry, the
Hanging for an entire day and night - in its best "Independence
Day-type" imitation - directly over one of the most powerful cities
on the planet...
A very contemporary "Tetrahedral Message"...
Which, in turn, is echoed in another of Clarke's most famous
works, "Rendezvous with Rama."
Another epic story... set inside another hollow world... where
things also "come in [tetrahedral] threes"...
What will we actually find inside "the hollow world of Phobos"...
will probably make even Arthur's staggering imagination pale...
I mean - this is the stuff of pure 1950's science fiction..., come-to-life!!,
"...white-suited astronauts from Earth... exploring firsthand the
secrets of 'a ~15-mile-long, ancient alien spaceship'...!",
right next door in the same solar system..., exploring it..., on LIVE global television!
Shades of Bradbury and Lowell...
In a sense, we've all been here before - as described in a new book
reviewed recently by the New York Times,
“Another Science Fiction: Advertising the Space Race 1957-1962.”
Megan Prelinger, this remarkable volume has been aptly
described by the Times as "... Mad Men meets Flash Gorden..."
"... Ms. Prelinger and her husband, Rick, operate the Prelinger
Library, a private research library in San Francisco with a heavy
emphasis on media, technology and landscape history.
"In an e-mail message [to the New York Times], Ms. Prelinger said
she had grown up “on a cultural diet of science fiction and space,”
memories of the moon landings and “Star Trek” merging in her mind.
“As a result,” she said, “I grew up believing that I was a junior
member of an advanced technological society.”
"The book, she said, was inspired by a shipment of old publications
to the library, including Aviation Week & Space Technology and
Missiles and Rockets. “I little expected that the advertising in
their pages would seize my attention more than the articles
themselves,” she writes in the introduction to her book.
"The ads are chock-full of modernist energy and rich in iconography
in ways Ms. Prelinger is happy to elaborate on.
"The late ’50s were also the years of the Organization Man. The
cover illustration, from an insurance ad, shows a man in a gray
flannel suit who is a dead ringer for the existentially confused Don
Draper of “Mad Men,” floating alarmed and bewildered among the
planets and stars. Time and again, the mountains and valleys of the
moon, for example, are portrayed as if they were the mountains,
canyons and deserts of the American West, making the space program
just another chapter in the ongoing narrative of Manifest Destiny.
"In one illustration, the hands of God and Adam from Michelangelo’s
Sistine Chapel ceiling have been transformed into a giant pair of
space gloves reaching for each other. In another, the silhouette of
a spaceship forms a cross.
“These images suggest that the furthest reach of what humankind
hoped to find in space was in fact the very essence of infinity,”
Ms. Prelinger writes..."
Documented by Mrs. Prelinger's meticulous research, the business
advertising response to the First Space Age - the one that
economically and technologically gave us "the latter half of the
20th Century" - was one of capitalizing on "the New Frontier"... and
investing some of those federal NASA dollars in further in-house
product R&D... eventually resulting in an economy
~30 times larger
in 2010 (51 years later)... than in 1961 - when Kennedy first
With this as documented history, try to imagine the economic impact
"definitive, documented, official proof" that "there once existed
a vast, incredibly advanced, solar system-wide ET civilization..."
"one of its surviving ships is actually what we used to think
of as a 'moon'... a moon of Mars."
The explosion of scientific, technological and cultural advances
that investigating a surviving ~15-mile-wide artifact from a truly
advanced, ancient ET civilization will, without question, produce...
will exceed any - by factors of thousands - previous "great leaps
forward" in technology or society... including, the "phenomenally
inventive period" for (soon-to-become Nazi) Germany - from
And, a LOT of this extraordinary new progress will be fueled not by
NASA... but by private space development corporations - eager to
"mine" the vast potential of the "ET science and technology" that
the human explorers will inevitably find... and bring back to Earth
for back engineering... if they can get to Mars....
But NASA must lead "the first wave" - in both the development of the
booster technologies required to send human explorers to Mars, as
well as development of the engineering to keep them alive once
they're there... inside Phobos - to say nothing of the
organizational skills required to successfully complete such a
massive, multi-planet, multi-disciplinary undertaking.
But, because we have already invested half a century into
developing, it turns out, the precise technologies to successfully
reach Phobos before anyone else... certain countries on Earth are
about to become "almost incomprehensibly richer..."
In a sense, it will become as if the almost five decades - between
1968, time of the first human trip around the Moon, of Apollo 8 -
and 2010, when the world is finally shown scientific proof that it
is NOT alone - never existed...
The "economic/technological 21st Century revolution" that
and James Webb, his second NASA Administrator, carefully engineered
across the South - will now accelerate across the Nation to a fever
pitch, as a result of any such announcement... as more and more
folks realize what "gaining access to genuine extraterrestrial
technology" will do for the United States economy... even in the
short term... if not for them personally.
The immediate economic advantages, if Obama chooses such a "way
forward" for NASA... is a well-known (and well-researched)
some economists conservatively estimate that for
projections running "less than a generation," the diffuse, amplified
R&D investment gain from monies spent through NASA, is "between 8
and 20 to 1."
Longer, and the "NASA R&D multiplier effect" becomes essentially
untrackable... because the return grows too large (and becomes too
intertwined in the economy as a whole) to be accurately isolated and
But, even at 20-to-1...
For every billion dollars spent in creating a human mission ala
"Apollo"... to Phobos... twenty billion dollars would come back to
the American economy... within a generation. The modern price of
sending a human crew to Phobos would be roughly equivalent to what
Apollo was in 1969, adjusted for inflation - about 200 billion
dollars in today's currency; so, in 20 years, that investment would
(conservatively) net the United States' domestic national product $4
trillion extra dollars... that it would have otherwise not accrued.
And, that is specifically NOT counting the "fair market value" for
whatever "magical" science, technology and other advances are
waiting inside Phobos...
How can one properly evaluate their social and economic impact...
or, the value to society of even a partial "back engineering" and
"commercialization" of ET technology...?
But even if these "value-added benefits' are excluded, the "normal"
R&D investment in new technologies required to safely send human
crews to orbit Mars... and then rendezvous with Phobos... are
extraordinary; no other "government expenditures" offer anything
like this "high-leverage, technologically proven return of
Which, I hope, is one of the reasons that the President seems to
have chosen "tax day" - April 15th - to HOLD this unique
Presidential Summit on the future of NASA and American human space
efforts; to emphasize "that NASA is unique"... in that monies
invested in the future via NASA, have made us all demonstrably
richer over the last half-century....
The other night on "Coast," when I was asked about "getting to
Phobos," I said that,
"getting to and from Phobos is easier than
going to and from the surface of our own Moon..."
I then promised
the proof behind that statement.
Here is is...
Countless space studies, over five decades - carried out
NASA and its major aerospace contractors (companies like Boeing and
Grumman and Lockheed...) - have demonstrated that the rocket booster
development requirements (and thus major funding) for a robotic (or
human) mission to and from Phobos and Deimos - the two tiny moons of
Mars - are significantly less than for ANY OTHER planetary
destinations in the solar system...
-- Pascal Lee
“... we can go to Phobos shortly after returning to the Moon, if we
plan it right... That will get humans on their way to Mars much
earlier than if we somehow waited for all the hardware that enables
the surface exploration of Mars to be lined up...
"It’s actually cheaper to send one pound of dead weight to the
surface of Phobos than it is to land one pound on the surface of the
Chairman the Mars Institute
This is only one of many such recent references... evidencing a
serious resurgence of interest in visiting Phobos first by current
space planners - as part of a longer-range plan to ultimately send
humans to the surface of Mars itself.
Now, with the discovery that Phobos is a priceless in-space relic in
its own right - an actual ship (or what is left of it...) "left
over" from an obviously "extremely advanced ET civilization epoch in
the ancient solar system..." - all discussion about "early
technological accessibility" to Phobos..., becomes serendipitously crucial.
Because, the "cold equations" of simple celestial mechanics will
allow Apollo-class rocket technology... or an equivalent
shuttle-derived "heavy lift" technology (such as that outlined in
DIRECT 3 SDV Proposal), to safely take astronauts to an early
rendezvous with Phobos... thus allowing personal human and robotic
All within less than ten years.., echoing Kennedy's ringing
timetable for Apollo... but with an infinitely larger payoff at the
end this time:
The riches of an entire, super-advanced (just look at the size of
those ships...!) ET space civilization!
An extraordinary civilization that - even across the mists of solar
system eons - in a thousand ways, still has the power to reach
out... and transform Earth's "primitive echoes" of that ancient,
mythic time... in a 21st Century Renaissance that will without doubt
revolutionize the 22nd Century solar system...
So, what will be President
Barack Obama's public decision regarding
all of this - a huge confirmed artifact... orbiting Mars - in his
upcoming "Space Summit," this Thursday afternoon, April 15, 2010?
Will he "make it all official" - in the best John F. Kennedy
Will he give us - in the best Star Trek tradition - a limitless 22nd
Century... a 23rd?
President Obama Pledges Total Commitment to NASA
April 15, 2010
President Obama says his new budget request to increase NASA's
by $6 billion over the next five years is an investment in America's
and a challenge to the agency to build on its legacy of innovation
By dramatically announcing - with a live, international
Shuttle/Station-crew in orbit overhead - that,
"the NEW Destination
for the American Space Program... and for all of Humanity with
it..., is Phobos!"
The astonishing, "newly-discovered" spaceship moon of Mars...
And that, finding out "what this stunning discovery means to every
living person currently on Earth"... will demand the best from every
segment of society... and, in the process, the literal creation of
"a New Frontier of Hope."
It wouldn't be the first time that
Star Trek had literally changed
The Unexplained - by Howard Hughes
ESA's reply to Richard C Hoagland
This is possibly the most important Edition of The Unexplained we
have ever made. This is the first show of any type to reveal this
Richard C Hoagland
information that more than suggests Europe's Space Agency has, and
is set to publicly confirm, information proving the Mars moon Phobos
is NOT a natural structure.
Radar, magnetic, photographic and other data suggests Phobos could
have been a "craft" of some kind with strange cavities inside that
are not random features. Richard thinks the European Space Agency -
ESA - could make an announcement about this work very soon. And that
could eventually trigger a robotic and ultimately a manned mission
to get there and reveal the secrets Phobos is hiding.
There are astonishing and tangled complications - one of them may
even be a legal wrangle about who owns territory in space! If what
you are about to hear is correct - and the sequence of events
unfolds in the way Richard believes it will, Edition 34 will startle
and, maybe, prepare you.
This is a shortened Edition - Senior European Space Agency man
Olivier Witasse replies to Richard Hoagland's statements that Phobos
is "not natural" - and may be some kind of "spaceship".
If you did not hear Edition 34 listen to it first - then hear this
new Edition. I plan to give Richard Hoagland right of reply - which
I will post on this website as soon as I have it.