David Martines, a self-described “armchair astronaut”, believes that he has discovered a structure on the surface of Mars. He has named his discovery “Bio-station Alpha”. Although he does not say that his find is definite proof of life on Mars, he believes that some form of intelligent life created it. He made the discovery while using Google Mars, a companion to the more popular Google Earth.
“This is a video of something I discovered on Google Mars quite by accident. I call it Bio-station Alpha, because I’m just assuming that something lives in it or has lived in it. “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. 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. “Whoever put it up there had a purpose I’m sure. I couldn’t imagine what the purpose was. I couldn’t imagine why anybody would want to live on Mars. “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. I don’t know if they could pull off such a project without all the people seeing all the material going up there. I sort of doubt NASA has anything to do with this. “I don’t know if NASA even knows about this.”
The video lists the structure’s coordinates as 49’19.73″N 29 33’06.53″W.
But before you go looking for any bio-stations, know that experts like Alfred McEwen, planetary geologist at the Lunar and Planetary Lab at the University of Arizona and the director of the Planetary Imaging Research, believe that Martines was fooled by “linear streak artifact produced by a cosmic ray.” Google Mars’s images were taken from an orbiter. Orbiters, without the protection of an atmosphere, often take pictures that are effected by cosmic radiation.
This is similar to early astronomers believing they saw intricate Martian canal systems, when they were actually seeing faults in their telescope lenses. But with our technology and understanding of the universe expanding every day, we may soon find real evidence of Martian life.