RODENT OR ROCK?
Whatever it is, it appears to have a tail, torso, leg, eye, head and is nestled between two rocks as a real rodent would. I cannot ignore these six
characteristics because probability compels me to look carefully at this anomaly. I have done some investigation that I would like to share.
Is it true as many claim that radiation, lack of water, lack of breathable air and deadly cold temperatures would not allow life to survive on Mars.
Is this totally true?
RADIATION - Maybe there is a biological explanation for surviving radiation, but NASA recently reported that the surface radiation levels are nearly
equivalent to the ISS radiation exposure.
Astronauts Could Survive Mars Radiation for Long Stretches, Rover Study
WATER - I believe that there is water on Mars just under the surface. Water ice sublimation on the surface of Mars would quickly remove surface ice
and convert it directly into water vapor. Under the surface, there could very well be abundant water ice.
Found it! Ice on Mars
AIR – Martian air pressure on the surface is 1/100th that of earth according to scientists. This is a big problem in proving that there is life on
Mars. Air pressure is increased the deeper you go deeper into the planet, either underground or very low areas. It is still not enough pressure to
support breathing organisms, including rodents that we are aware of. Oxygen and higher air pressure is possible underground. Vegetation can convert
Carbon Dioxide to Oxygen. There are structures on Mars that appear to be translucent tubes where vegetation is a possibility.
TEMPERATURE - Some rodents are burrowing animals that live underground. In spite of the lack of a molten core on Mars, soil insulates so it is likely
warmer underground. The freezing point of water is decreased when it contains impurities. NASA reports the Martian temperature is way above the
freezing point of salt saturated water at -21.1 degrees Celsius. The temperature on Mars ranges from 27 degrees C (81 degrees F) to −143 degrees C
(−225 degrees F).
In summary, the radiation is much lower than reported earlier, water is present in the soil, temperature is survivable in some areas at some times so
burrowing animals could survive. The low air pressure and lack of sufficient oxygen is a problem in proving rodents are on Mars. Our limited
knowledge of life elsewhere hinders outside the box
thinking. Assume that life exists outside of our little oblate spheroid just for a
Why do some people feel skeptical about NASA's announcements?
1. The Viking missions of 1976 found something unusual and possibly significant, but NASA has not sent any science experiments to do further
investigation for EXISTING LIFE. That was over 25 years ago! Instead NASA has ignored the anomalies. They have mostly conducted geology experiments
knowing there was a discrepancy that was ignored.
NASA's Viking Mission to Mars put two landers on the red planet in 1976. Their experiments uncovered mysterious chemical activity in the Martian
soil but no clear evidence of life.
Now scientists suggest that telltale signs of life could have been there all along, but Viking's testing methods were not robust enough to recognize
Check out this National Geographic article:
Viking Mission May Have Missed Mars Life, Study Finds
2. NASA claims they make images available as they are received. They may immediately upload 99.9% of the photos without alteration, but I have seen
images from Mars that appear to be modified with Photoshop.
3. NASA is government funded so if national security is jeopardized, they will not share information with the public. I understand many will claim
this secrecy is essential to protect the nation. My point is they are not always honest and open with the public. How do we know when NASA is telling
the truth or lying for national security reasons? It seems a bit naïve to expect NASA to tell the truth all of the time. Top secret satellite
projects are one example of how NASA will hide the truth when they believe it is necessary.
4. The latest discovery that will “go into the history books” as reported by the NASA scientist John Grotzinger, is rescinded by silence in the
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