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Re: JPL's Mars UFO - Balaskas

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 14:54:23 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 09:47:14 -0500
Subject: Re: JPL's Mars UFO - Balaskas

>From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 13 Mar 2004 11:10:35 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
>Subject: Re: JPL's Mars UFO

>>From: Tim Shell <tshell.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 12 Mar 2004 08:22:32 -0600
>>Subject: Re: JPL's Mars UFO

>>>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>>>To:  ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 18:25:20 -0400
>>>Subject: Re: JPL's Mars UFO

>>>Note the interesting use of "UFO" in this JPL URL re an anomally
>>>in the Martian sky taken by Rover's cameras.

>>>I wonder, would this be a time lapse of Earth?

>>>Watch the wrap, the URL is long.


>>I know they were going to try and image the moons. I'm guessing
>>(debunking) that this might be one of them, on a time-lapse


>These two Martian moons were photographed by the Opportunity
>rover (Deimos on March 4 and Phobos on March 7) as they
>crossed the face of the Sun and would have a large angular size
>as seen from the surface of Mars. The brightness or thickness of
>this streak and its orientation relative to the Martian horizon
>agrees with NASA's belief that it is more likely to be a
>spacecraft and that it is in a polar orbit.

>Meteors do produce luminous streaks but they do not appear and
>disappear so abruptly. Long exposures of orbiting satellites
>with a camera would produce this effect though. Although the Sun
>was already below the Martian horizon, if what was photographed
>was indeed a spacecraft orbiting high above the planet, it would
>still shine brightly from the direct rays from the Sun. This
>would suggest that this image was a large object in space and
>would rule out Martian birds, bugs or wind blown soil which
>would be appear dark in the night sky.


>Conclusion: Unless it can be proven that NASA's Viking 1 and 2
>motherships are still in orbit around Mars over a quarter of a
>century later, what we have here is a real UFO in the Martian
>sky! Thanks to Don Ledger for bring it to our attention...


Hi Everyone!

Today's BBC news story on JPL's Mars UFO that was written by Dr.
David Whitehouse agrees with us that this unexplainable streak
in the Martian sky is a "UFO" (their term)!


Nick Balaskas

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