Recording a video of the red planet using Google Earth’s flyby feature, Martines accidentally encountered what he believes is some sort of space station, dubbing it “Bio Station Alpha, because I’m just assuming that something lives in it or has lived in it.”
Both NASA and Google have yet to comment on the discovery as the YouTube video approaches 1,000,000 views.
Martines commented via narration in his video that he uploaded to YouTube on May 28th, supporting his logic, stating “It’s very unusual in that it’s quite large, it’s over 700 feet long and 150 feet wide. It looks like it’s a cylinder or made up of cylinders.”
According to Martines, the precise coordinates of his visual discovery are 71 49’ 19.73”N 29 33’ 06.53”W. He further discloses that anyone using Google Earth should be able to see the same image.
Watch the complete flyby video created by David Martines using Google Earth Mars Explorer here:
Martines is currently soliciting additional help to obtain higher resolution imagery, possibly revealing more information.
Pondering his new discovery, Martines stated “It could be a power station or it could be a biological containment or it could be a glorified garage – hope it’s not a weapon.” He added, “It could be a way station for weary space travelers. It could also belong to NASA, I don’t know that they would admit that.”
Quick Rebuttal Attempts to Write Off the Image as a Glitch
Alfred McEwen, a planetary geologist at the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona and also the Director of the Planetary Imaging Research Laboratory, calls it a digital glitch, stating “It looks like a linear streak artifact produced by a cosmic ray,” as he spoke with Space.com.
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