Aliens Are Hiding a Secret Base on Mars' Moon Phobos, Buzz Aldrin Suggests

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 11:20AM
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Wednesday, 17 January 2018 - 11:20AM
Aliens Are Hiding a Secret Base on Mars' Moon Phobos, Buzz Aldrin Suggests
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There's an awful lot we still don't know about Phobos, one of the two moons in Mars' orbit, and images from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor have only piqued our interest. 



One image in particular, showing what appears to be an artificial, inorganic white box-shaped structure surrounded by dirt on all sides, has alien enthusiasts salivating with theories.

 

"We should visit the moons of Mars," astronaut Buzz Aldrin told C-SPAN after the photos were first made public. "There's a monolith there—a very unusual structure on this little potato-shaped object that goes around Mars once every seven hours. When people find out about that they are going to say, 'Who put that there?' "



Aldrin's questions only further fueled the speculation of stargazing truth-seekers.

 

Website UFOSightingsDaily offered what they consider to be evidence that the moon is not natural: "Evidence Phobos is artificial: 1st: Phobos is at such a low orbit to Mars it should crash, but its doesn't. 2nd: Phobos changes speed, it accelerates and slows down…impossible unless it has its own propulsion."



While we're keen to nurture speculation and crowd-sourced evidence, this theory just isn't up to snuff. That's because in order for a secret alien base to exist on Phobos, the beings would require the ability to withstand up to 10,000 volts of electricity.



Because they have no atmosphere, the moons of Mars are exposed to solar winds- electrically-charged gas that comes from the surface of the sun at about one million miles per hour. These winds hitting the surface of Phobos and Deimos means that the moons become giant conductors of electricity, holding charges of up to 10,000 volts.



When that solar wind strikes the side of Phobos that exists in daytime, the surface absorbs plasma, creating a void on the opposite nighttime side that the plasma flow cannot enter. Nonetheless, the ion and electron rich wind creates a strong electric field.


This means that any potential alien base on mars would require the technology to withstand the build up of significant electric charges-not impossible, but incredibly unlikely.



That isn't stopping NASA from building advanced tools for future missions to Mars' moons, though. In a collaboration with the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, NASA is making plans to send a spacecraft to fly by Phobos and Deimos, where it'll then land on the surface of Phobos and send some moon rock and dust samples back to Earth by 2029. 

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