by Stephen Smith
April 20, 2011

from Thunderbolts Website




Portion of the Mare Acidalium quadrangle on Mars

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona



According to a recent press release, a theory about how the planet Mars acquired its red color, as well as its barren desiccation has been proposed.


Dr. John Brandenburg, co-author of Dead Mars, Dying Earth," suggests that a nuclear explosion - albeit a natural one - destroyed Mars almost 200 million years ago.

Brandenburg's theory is based on two regions of increased radiation that appear to have been caused by processes that once took place here on Earth, as well. In Franceville, Gabon, scientists noticed that there was an unexpected three-thousandth of a percent difference between expected values of uranium 235 compared to uranium 238 in their spectrographic analyses of rock samples.

It was suggested that two billion years ago, a self-sustaining chain reaction began in some mineral deposits containing uranium 235 in concentrations over three percent.


Particular isotopes of xenon gas in the uranium deposits in the "Oklo reactor" region of Gabon are said to indicate that a natural nuclear burned for thousands of years until the fissile uranium was exhausted.

Brandenburg says that the "natural explosion" on Mars was more like a blast and not a reactor. The million megaton atomic detonation is supposed to have scattered radioactive dust from Mare Acidalium all over the planet. The increased detection of xenon 129 isotope radiation is supposed to confirm the connection between Gabon and Mars.


Several factors in both the Gabon and Mare Acidalium theories, might lend themselves to other explanations when the time of both observations is adjusted. Rather than 200 million, or two billion years, what if both anomalies were created in the same more recent events.

Burned and blasted craters, along with piles of scorched dust cover almost an entire hemisphere of Mars. Gigantic trenches across its scarred face could indicate that lightning thousands or millions of times more energetic than we know today devastated Mars.

Electric Universe advocates have suggested many times in these pages that electric arcs could have sculpted what we see on Mars.


Valles Marineris, Olympus Mons, the vast 900 kilometer crater in Argyre Planitia, the terraced mounds in Arabia Terra, as well as both Martian poles demonstrate strong support for the electric discharge theory. In other articles, those powerful electric discharges on Mars were theorized to have transmuted silicon into iron and reformed silicon dioxide rock layers into the vast fields of hematite spherules that litter the landscape.

If electricity can transmute elements, then isotopic ratios, no matter which elements are considered, cannot be used to prove or disprove the timeframe of any radiative emissions.

Past Pictures of the Day deal with geological formations all over the world and with craters exceeding 100 kilometers in diameter. In some cases, there are glass spherules or large chunks of pure silica lying in broken pieces all over the area.


What could account for kilometers long fields of broken glass shards like those in Egypt or large sheets of Darwin glass from Australia?


It could have been plasma discharges in the form of lightning bolts and electric arcs that melted and fused the soils into glass. The timeframe is probably impossible to determine with any accuracy at this late date. Intense ionizing radiation most likely bombarded Earth and Mars at some time in the recent past.


Rather than nuclear reactors in the ground it was electricity from space that left its imprint.