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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.

>>>http://marsrovers.jpl.nasa.gov/gallery/press/spirit/20040311a/Earth_Sol63A_UFO-A067R1.jpg

>>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
>>photo.

<snip>

>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.

<snip>

>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...

<snip>

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)!

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3520636.stm


Nick Balaskas




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