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Originally posted by Badge01
Do you consider Mars to be a potentially habitable planet? Except for the addition of a little oxygen and maybe freeing some water, that is.
Do you know of any other planets or moons in our Solar System that would also make habitable planets?
Glons radar confirmed the sighting of an unidentified object at an altitude of 3,000 meters. Semmerzake radar confirmed the Glons detection and passed its confirmation onto the Air Force. The radar scans were compared with the previous Eupen radar sightings (see Eupen Case) by Semmerzake and Glons and were found to be identical.
Several police patrols had witnessed the same phenomenon before. It was a massive triangular shape with the same lighting configuration as seen at Eupen four months earlier.
Colonel Wilfred De Brouwer, Chief of the operations section of the Air Force, said: "That because of the frequency or requests for radar confirmation at Glons and Semmerzake - and as a number of private visual observations had been confirmed by the police - it was decided that as these parameters had been met, a patrol of F-16 aircraft should be sent to intercept an unidentified object somewhere to the south of Brussels"
As a consequence, two F-16 aircraft of the Belgian Air Force - registration
numbers 349 and 350 = flown by a Captain and a Flight-Lieutenant, both highly qualified pilots, took off from Bevekom.
Within a few minutes - guided by the Glons radar - both pilots had detected a positive oval-shaped object on their on-board radar at a height of 3,000 meters, but in the darkness saw nothing. This oval configuration, however, caused the pilots some concern. It reacted in an intelligent and disturbing way when they attempted to 'lock-on' with their on-board radar.
Changing shape instantly, it assumed a distinct 'diamond image' on their radar screens and - increasing its speed to 1,000km/h - took immediate and violent evasive action.
Photographs of the actual on-board radar of the F-16s recorded a descent of this object from 3,000m to 1,200 in 2 seconds, a descent rate of 1,800km/h. The same photographs show an unbelievable acceleration rate of 280km/h to 1,800km/h in a few seconds. According to Professor Leon Brening - a non-linear dynamic theorist at the Free University of Brussels - this would represent an acceleration of 46g and would be beyond the possibility of any human pilot to endure.
It was noted that in spite of these speeds and acceleration times there was a marked absence of any sonic boom. The movements of this object were described by the pilots and radar operators as 'wildly erratic and step-like', and a zigzag course was taken over the city of Brussels with the two F-16s in pursuit. Visual contact was not possible against the lighting of the city.
This same procedure was repeated several times, with this object - whenever an attempt at radar 'lock-on' was made - pursuing a violently erratic course at impossible speed and losing its pursuers.
Originally posted by WitnessFromAfar
reply to post by Badge01
We're also discussing this in another thread, so I'll submit:
as potential places in our solar system to look for life.
Originally posted by Nola213
"What do you think is the single most convincing incident, event, occurrence that proves the existence of aliens. "
-The Drake equation.
Basically the sheer size of the universe proves to me beyond a shadow of a doubt , and pretty much guarantees there ARE other intelligent life forms out there.
To go a step further: If the universe is truely infinite, one could even go as far to say, anything that can ever happen has happened before somewhere in the Universe.
Originally posted by Badge01
Now explain why these spots of PRIME REAL ESTATE have not been occupied by more technologically sophisticated, sentient, space faring beings.
I mean, think about it. If planets and solar systems which inhabit the Goldilocks zones are not that common, then I'd think by now, they'd all have been snapped up by alien speculators.
What happens on Earth, when a cool Island get-away becomes common knowledge? Everyone rushes out there, making them Tourist Traps.
So one of my theories is that absence of an alien colony on Mars is a priori evidence that there are probably not any Type II or space faring civilizations in our Galaxy (at least existing in the same temporal zone, last million ears to present).
Of course, I think it's quite likely there are a lot of near-Type I civilizations out there in our Galaxy, equal to, or somewhat less than our own. They, like we, are stuck on planet or in LEO.
If they were here, Mars (and some of the other sites you mentioned) would be colonized already.
Creating a 'multi-world' system would be a primary goal and drive for a space faring civilization, since, until that was established they are vulnerable to planetary extinction by the usual suspects. (Meteors, comets, geologic catastrophe).
[edit on 31-3-2008 by Badge01]