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A respected physicist and author, John Brandenberg, has claimed that intelligent life once flourished on Mars – but was annihilated by a nuclear attack so intense it left the planet cold and lifeless.
The author has urged that a human mission to the planet be mounted immediately – in case we are in danger from the attackers who ‘killed’ Mars.
Brandenberg said that many of the nuclear isotopes in Mars’s atmosphere ‘resemble those from hydrogen bombs on Earth’ and hypotheses in a new book, ‘Death on Mars’, that a humanoid race once lived there but was wiped out.
‘This Martian civilization apparently perished due to a planet-wide catastrophe of unknown origin,’ he writes, citing craters visible on the surface near the Curiosity Rover. ‘Was it a massive nuclear attack?’
Many physicists believe that an event such as an asteroid strike may have robbed Mars of its magnetic field, and thus its atmosphere, in the distant past – but Brandenberg believes that the planet may have been killed by another civilisation or even a rogue artificial intelligence.
He also warns that we could be next.
Brandenberg said that many of the nuclear isotopes in Mars’s atmosphere ‘resemble those from hydrogen bombs on Earth’
originally posted by: olaru12
originally posted by: Cobaltic1978
BIG claims require evidence and there isn't any.
He does have some impressive credentials however...
Brandenberg said that many of the nuclear isotopes in Mars’s atmosphere ‘resemble those from hydrogen bombs on Earth
originally posted by: newWorldSamurai
a reply to: Cobaltic1978
Yes, there's no real evidence. But that's the case most of the time before and investigation/study begins. Can't we just discuss the possibility without immediately writing something off because a scientific study has not yet been conducted.... gees.
originally posted by: InverseLookingGlass
a reply to: olaru12
Even an all out nuke exchange wouldn't render the Earth planet barren with no atmosphere and no water.
Intriguing idea, but it doesn't intersect the real axis.