UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The Martian Explosion

This comes from Weird Science-Fantasy's Flying Saucer Report [An EC comic book, December 1954]:
Couple this with Clyde Tombaugh's account of a perceived explosion on Mars (noted here and at the UFO Evidence site, among others).....

In 1949, Tombaugh had also told the Naval missile director at White Sands Missile Range, Commander Robert McLaughlin, that he had seen a bright flash on Mars in August 1941, which he now attributed to an atomic blast (mentioned May 12, 1949, in a letter from McLaughlin to Dr. James van Allen). [3] Tombaugh also noted that the first atomic bomb tested in New Mexico would have lit up the dark side of the Earth like a neon sign and that Mars was coincidentally quite close at the time, the implication apparently being that the atomic test would have been visible from Mars. 

....and we have observations that feed the possibility that a Martian civilization was intact not that long ago but literally annihilated in toto, eliminating the earlier perceived canals and all remnants of a society or civilization -- the bomb bringing this about being a bomb greater in destructive power that anything created or contemplated here, on Earth.

Is that why NASA is so intrigued with The Red Planet?

RR

13 Comments:

  • Speaking of Tombaugh, the New Horizons spacecraft is approaching Pluto after nine years since its launch. Just read an article in Astronomy Magazine on the mission...should be very interesting if all goes well.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Thursday, January 22, 2015  

  • Submitted for your consideration:

    http://www.alpo-astronomy.org/mars/articles/MartianFlaresALPO.pdf

    By Blogger Kurt Peters, at Thursday, January 22, 2015  

  • KP:

    Martin Kottmeyer also provided your flare link, but both are troublesome to load.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, January 22, 2015  

  • I was able to load the Martian flare article. Good historical accounting on the perceived notions of what a Martian landscape would have looked like via 1800s and mid 1900s scientific theories...all wrong as we now know.

    This article certainly provides plausible evidence concerning what Tombaugh may had seen...

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Thursday, January 22, 2015  

  • I'm sitting in front of three state-of-the-art computers and the damn link won't load.

    The PDF download moves to the 9 o'clock spot and stops.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, January 22, 2015  

  • You need to use a pissy-assed net book like mine...

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Thursday, January 22, 2015  

  • My Acer net-book does a fine job also; I may have to resort to it to see the Flare link.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, January 22, 2015  

  • Just read up on the history of the Mariner program. It appears that up until Mariner 4 did a Mars fly-by in 1964, there was still hope that there was actual water, as in lakes or oceans on the surface. Mariner 4 deflated that balloon.

    I had read sometime back, I forget the source, that when Mariner 4 sent back the first photos of the surface of Mars, some scientists were shocked that Mars was such a barren and desolated place. Source may have been from astrobiologist David Greenspoon's book, "Lonely Planets: the natural philosophy of alien life".

    Rich, you able to finally load the article?

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Thursday, January 22, 2015  

  • Just tried to load PDF. It stops at the 9 o'clock download circle.

    I'll get it later with a new Win 8 computer I just re-activated today.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, January 22, 2015  

  • Another example of anthropomorphism projected upon all and everything as if we were some sort of blueprint.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Friday, January 23, 2015  

  • Pretty good trick, that Saheki fella comparing what he saw to a kind of bomb that wouldn't exist for another three years.

    By Blogger Scott Hamilton, at Monday, January 26, 2015  

  • http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2011/pdf/1097.pdf

    By Blogger Clayton Robertson, at Wednesday, January 28, 2015  

  • Thanks, Clayton...

    Interesting, indeed.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, January 28, 2015  

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