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Life on Mars was ‘destroyed by nuclear attack’, says physicist – and we could be next

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posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 07:59 PM
Maybe there are some nukes that havent detonated yet.. and/or advanced/cloaked weapons were used and could be used at any point again

posted on Oct, 4 2015 @ 10:02 PM
How do I put this? Dr. John Brandenburg is a plasma physicist. He has good credentials, and has done consulting work on propulsion systems and space missile defense systems (including directed energy weapons). And so, he very much has a DoD mindset.

As far as his speculations regarding advanced Martian civilizations and nuclear "airburst" detonations leading to their demise goes, he has met considerable resistance from most of the scientific community. However, certain aspects of his proposal regarding nuclear reactions taking place on the planet have met with much less resistance. Other scientists have proposd that naturally occurring nuclear processes may account for the observations. In any case, more investigation is required.

I must say, while suggesting an advanced Martian civilization destroyed itself in a nuclear holocaust is much more appealing to the imagination, a more scientific approach would be to rule out natural causes first.

The thing is, a person can be both an established scientific authority on certain aspects of nature and a certified whack-job on others.
His analysis of the distribution of radioactive nuclear isotopes present on Mars and in it’s atmosphere may be groundbreaking, while his speculations about their origin may be more suitable in an Immanuel Velikovsky type novel.

Personally, I have strong feelings about the Biker Chicks On Mars. In some of those NASA images I know I’ve seen tire tracks in the dirt, and in one of them just as clear as day their was a pair of panties right next to a rock. Hey, seeing is believing. Can’t argue facts...


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posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 09:56 PM
Just to bump this a wee bit (and hi OP!), I just watched a YT video from last October's Secret Space Program symposium in Austin, where Brandenburg says a couple new things ...

that he had the "go ahead and publish" from the DOD on this, and that his basic evidence for artificial nuclear reactions on Mars hasn't been disputed. Meaning the isotopes are not possibly natural and were too high energy for any natural nuke reaction.

Anyhoo... unless I missed a debunking, then artificial nukes being set off on Mars (+/- 250 million yrs ago due to known decay rates) is surprisingly solid... and that alleged "fact" deserves some attention ... so please, if anyone knows this is garbage and can back it up, then set me (and other possibly credulous fools) straight...


posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 10:09 PM
a reply to: Baddogma

and that his basic evidence for artificial nuclear reactions on Mars hasn't been disputed.
Well, his "evidence" has not been disputed but his interpretation certainly has. So, while it can't definitively be stated that there was never a nuclear blast on Mars, his "evidence" does not definitively say there was. He's saying, in so many words, "unless someone can prove me wrong, I'm right." That's sort of a no-no in science.

The xenon found in some stony meteorites shows a large proportion of xenon-129, believed to be a product of radioactive decay of iodine-129, whose half-life is 17,000,000 years.


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posted on Apr, 17 2016 @ 10:51 PM
a reply to: Phage

Thanks, Phage... that second link (deconstruction) helped me and was a considered, easy to grok read.

So arguments for a natural explanation (still) exist.

It's still odd and not debunked, but hearing the alternative explanation has helped balance my own looniness and add more grains of sodium to his shtick.

If all this helps us get to Mars, though, then nifty.

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