14 Jun 2012
'Space station' found on Mars
Final approach ... armchair astronaut takes viewers towards the Red Planet
A GOOGLE geek has found what he believes is a 'space station' on Mars.
He found the spec on the Red Planet by accident but has provided fellow explorers with the coordinates of the ‘object’ so they can discover it for themselves.
American armchair astronaut David Martines posted a clip of his trip to the surface of the planet on YouTube.
He used the search giant’s maps of the astral body and his video has already clocked up a staggering 58,000 views.
David explains how he found the ’space station’ or possibly 'power station' quite by accident at coordinates 71 49’19.73”N 29 33’06.53”W.
Unlike mountains and other features on the surface, the white ’building’ appears to have blue and red stripes painted on it.
According to David’s calculations it is also huge - measuring 700ft long by 150ft wide.
ARMCHAIR astronaut says surprise object could be power station on Mars
He said: “This is a video of something I discovered on Google Mars quite by accident.
“I call it Bio-station Alpha, because I’m just assuming that something lives in it or has lived in it.
“It’s very unusual in that it’s quite large, it’s over 700 feet long and 150 feet wide, it looks like it’s a cylinder or made up of cylinders.
“It could be a power station or it could be a biological containment or it could be a glorified garage - hope it’s not a weapon.
“Whoever put it up there had a purpose I’m sure. I couldn’t imagine what the purpose was. I couldn’t imagine why anybody would want to live on Mars.
“It could be a way station for weary space travellers. It could also belong to NASA, I don’t know that they would admit that.
“I don’t know if they could pull off such a project without all the people seeing all the material going up there. I sort of doubt NASA has anything to do with this.
“I don’t know if NASA even knows about this.