What NASA Isn't Telling
You About Mars - Part 3
Or, "High Strangeness in Deep Space"

(c) Ted Twietmeyer

Incredibly, the Opportunity and Spirit rovers on Mars are now entering their third year of operation. Originally, the planned mission was to last 6 months. In October 2005 the book "What NASA Isn't Telling You About Mars" was released. That book documented using incontrovertible evidence the games that NASA plays with the public - including the on-going fiasco about the true color of Mars' atmosphere. Apparently the book's information caused a number of people at NASA to take notice. Several covert visits by NASA to the website where the book is sold have been detected. These visits originated at several NASA installations. There were also two visits from one NASA office with an ominous title - "Office of the Chief Information Officer."
But the games are not over yet and are not likely to end soon. The evidence and facts about unusual happenings and objects on Mars are right out in plain sight, if one knows what to look for.
Spirit rover showing sundial color reference disk before launch (NASA-Cornell)
Day 505 - Close-up of solar panel dust coating using micro-imager. Note the soldered end of the white wire covered in dust and dirt where it is attached to the panel's electricity collector strip. This was a strip of shiny metal. Was it the maid's day off? (NASA)
 Day 758 - Spirit Rover sundial
 Day 750 - solar panel (lower right corner) (NASA-JPL)
The designers of the rovers never expected them to function for more than 6 months according to NASA. As solar powered vehicles, mission lifetime would be mainly limited by dust accumulation on the solar panels. Suddenly one day into the first year of the mission, battery voltage levels routinely sent back to earth by the rover suddenly increased. Later, images of whirlwinds were recorded by the rover.  For many months a sporadic whirlwind had cleaned up the solar panels at Gusev crater. A series of still images from the rover were put into a movie format, which clearly showed whirlwinds moving rapidly across the surface.
In the past, NASA had previously stated the planet had "almost no atmosphere." The agency finally announced that these whirlwinds were "electrical vortices" shortly after announced this theory. However, no explanation for the spontaneous creation of these whirlwinds has even been provided by the agency. [1]
Recent images from Mars such as those above have shown the cleaning action has stopped for the Spirit rover. The rings around the sundial's post are white and grey scale reference rings intended for calibrating video cameras while on the planet. These rings are now almost completely obscured by a layer of dust and dirt. Reviewing dozens of rover images  have shown that a layer of dust and dirt has been present for several months now.
Solar panels are now covered with a nearly opaque layer of dust and dirt (compare the top and bottom images.) Yet the rover continues to charge its batteries and still function. Even though it is 45 million miles further from the sun than we are? A mystery indeed! A review of NASA's image list has shown that almost every day for the past several months, images have continued to be transmitted back to earth. (A similar fate will visit the Opportunity rover's solar cells which is located on the other side of the planet. However, the other rover is not our focus here.)
My last update article on Mars was titled "Part 2 - What NASA Isn't Telling You About Mars." [1] NASA data provided evidence of temperature measurement contradictions. Temperature measurements didn't agree with ice formation, and seemed to indicate that some type of atmosphere must be present to explain the observations and images. New discoveries by researchers show that hydrogen molecules are present in the planet's atmosphere. Hydrogen molecules were suspected to be present for many years, even though it is a very light gas which always rises. Could there be any significant quantity present in free-form close to the planet's surface?
Scientists now believe that 95% of Mars' atmosphere is carbon dioxide and very thin. This CO2 level is about nine times higher than Earth's atmosphere, which is also far more dense. Experiments performed on earth have demonstrated that the Sun can split carbon dioxide into its component parts, carbon monoxide and oxygen. [2] This raises the question about whether a form of life we may know nothing about or can even understand yet, might exist on the planet.
As you examine the following images, keep in mind that straight lines are not common-place in nature.
Could this be a tree or plant in the distance? Note the tiny dark round object (black arrow) that appears to be suspended just above the upper left corner of it. A clump of leaves on a branch might appear this way from such a great distance. It also appears that sunlight is visible through it in various areas (white circles.) Rock shadows on the ground indicate the sun is off to the right in the image, near the 2:00 position. However, the angle suggests it could still shine through openings in the object. The surface of the object facing the camera appears to be in the shade.
Micro-imager from day 380 shows an outline of a mechanical part. At first glance this appears to be nothing more than an imprint in the fine soil from a rover tool. However a perfectly formed machine nut is visible (see white arrow.) Could this be a mechanical part which has nearly crumbled to dust? What can explain the presence of the nut which is appears to be separated from the material surrounding it? (NASA-JPL)
Micro-imager from day 529 showing several polygon shapes. More polygon shapes were found in numerous images from the rover. The source of these shapes is unknown. (NASA-JPL)
Day 708 - Another hexagon shape in the distance from panoramic camera, on top of what appears to be a sand dune.  (NASA-JPL)
Day 553 - more hexagonal shapes all in the same micro-image (NASA-JPL)
Day 727 - Another pentagon shaped object imaged by the navigation camera. Shadows appear to show the entire object may have this same shape. Rover tracks can be seen in the lower right corner (small parallel lines) which helps to provide scale and distance.
Day 758 - Circular Black dot in the far distance high on the crater's rim, far from the camera. Distance is more than one mile. Could this be part of a cave or a recess in the face of the hill? 
In the book are many other images of polygon objects. Below are just two of more than 160:
Fig. 52 from the E-book. A massive pentagon shaped object that stands approximately 4ft. high. The object appears to be embedded in a rock. ("What NASA Isn't Telling You Mars")
Fig. 108 from the E-book. Among the most incredible devices found to date is this object of unknown design. In the upper left corner on the side of the object, note the faintly visible polygon-shape with a faint dot in the center. This object is actually about 150-200ft. from the camera and is about 3ft. long. Picture clarity problems are the result of magnification and lack of resolution from the original NASA image. ("What NASA Isn't Telling You Mars")
There are a number of unexplained objects lying on the planet's surface. It was the main reason why the this author promptly went public with an E-book about numerous discoveries made last summer.
Most of the oddities were found near the rim of Gusev crater. Objects began to appear in images about two months after the vehicle landed. Each rover averages about 242ft. of travel per day, and it takes almost 22 days to move one mile.
More research will be done to identify other images of interest out of more than 50,000 images. NASA is virtually obsessed with "finding signs of water" according to their public statements. However, far more important signs of past life and possible current life abound on the planet which they appear to be ignoring. If these discoveries and others are ever publicized by scientists and accepted by the astronomy community, it will turn current planetary theories inside-out about the existence of life elsewhere.
And this is exactly what needs to happen.
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Ted Twietmeyer



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