Mariner 9 entered Mars orbit at 00:15:29 GMT on November 14, 1971, becoming the first manmade craft to orbit another planet. Mariner 9’s mission ended on October 27, 1972 as control of the craft was lost.
Thus ended one of the greatest voyages of discovery ever conducted by mankind.
In the seminal book of Mars images taken by Mariner 9; “Mars as viewed by Mariner 9” (1974), Chapter 15 of the book is prophetically titled “Martian Enigmas.” Two of the images presented in this chapter initiated the speculation that there were artificial structures on Mars. David Hatcher Childress' book Extraterrestrial Archeology (1994) presented image MTVS 4209-75 as evidence of artificial extraterrestrial construction.
MTVS 4209-75; (2OS, 186OW.) “Wrinkles on the face of Mars.” The new image reference number is 07938353.
What appears to be a structure and complex is approximately 5 km by 5 km. This structure has been called “the Airport” or the “Hub due to a similarity to conventional airports. The images shown below are from “Artificial constructions on Mars?”
Note: the model shown on the extreme left has some minor discrepancies with the photographic images.
Interestingly, there is another image in Chapter 15 “Mars As Viewed By Mariner 9”, (now referenced by mariner9_04_ort__1671), which shows a rectilinear structure suggestive of artificiality.
After these astounding images were presented, a series of investigators presented more images that strongly suggested the presence of artificial structures on Mars. Among these investigators were Tom Van Flandern, Vincent DiPietro, Mark Carlotto, Richard Hoagland, Keith Laney, Terry James (kksamurai) and Joseph Skipper (apologies to others if not mentioned).
Some of these anomalous Mars images are presented below in a gallery. A Mars anomalies website that contains many interesting MOC referenced images can be viewed here.
Fast forward now to the piece de resistance: the Hale Crater City. Joseph Skipper has done yeoman work in bringing our attention to this question of the century.
The series of images extracted from the source image taken by the European Space Agency probe Mars Express is mind blowing. If these images are valid, this region of Mars should be on the highest priority for investigation, unless as I suspect, governments are well aware, of and much better informed than we have been led to believe. A full, immediate accounting of all information regarding this region should be demanded now.
Shown below are two Hale Crater images taken from Joseph Skipper’s site.
More images of this Hale Crater region using the same European Space Agency source image are shown below. Adobe Photoshop 7 was used for the image enhancement, using standard crop, convert to black and white, histogram adjustment and brightness contrast adjustment steps.
Shown below is a gallery of Mars images. Click on the image to see a full size image or be connected with a web link..
Comments and links for gallery images. Some images are all ready linked and these links can be accessed by double clicking the image. Double clicking unlinked images will display a caption which is referenced below.
A useful database listing Mars MOC images is the MOC gallery index. Direct links to images can be obtained by viewing the image number range in the gallery index and substituting the appropriate range and specific image number in the URL. For example, the URL address for MOC image AB108405 is: http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/ab1_m04/images/AB108405.html. This address is in the format: http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/xxx_xxx/images/xxxxxx.html. So to link to image M0306958, the first xxx_xxx field is the ab1_m04 range (from the MOC gallery table) and the image number is entered in the second xxx field as M0306958, yielding a URL address of.http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/ab1_m04/images/M0306958.html.
An historical introduction to the subject of artificial constructions on Mars prior to spacecraft missions can be viewed at Lowell’s Legacy. This article also cites researchers etc. that were not cited in the introduction above.
1) “Martian Dust Devil Tracks” For an initial discussion see: http://bb.nightskylive.net/asterisk/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=17518
http://www.mactonnies.com/imperative17.html and http://www.marsanomalyresearch.com/evidence-reports/2005/096/glasstubes-et-al.htm491 for J. Skipper’s discussion of this topic.
3) “Glass Tubes”
10) “Port” original source image is: http://www.msss.com/moc_gallery/ab1_m04/images/AB108405.html
11) “Coppermine” Source image http://barsoom.msss.com/moc_gallery/ab1_m04/images/M0401289.html
12) ‘The Tower” author identified anomalies crop.
13) “Disneyland” author identified anomalies, crop. Many interesting formations are seen in this area.
14) “Disneyland b” author identified anomalies, crop. Colorized. Not all interesting formations are colorized.
15) “Disneyland c” author identified anomalies, crop. Colorized. Not all interesting formations are colorized.
21) “Vegetation” http://www.rense.com/general63/surb.htm
25) “Hexagonal Crater”
26) “Writing?” Image referenced as M0304863KIIbbs.
29) “Writing?” “Stadium”. No NASA image number.
30) “Image Artifact” or artifact? crop. Image artifact or obfuscation? Compare with the full sized image obtained by double clicking on the link or THEMIS source image V18765003 in which the potential “artifact” area is “damaged” by light speckles etc., but does not look the same as the cropped area shown.