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Re: Question Of ET Life May Be Resolved Soon

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2007 15:06:21 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Archived: Sat, 01 Dec 2007 10:10:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Question Of ET Life May Be Resolved Soon


>Source: Mike Ignatowski's Blog - Hudson Valley, New York, USA

>http://tinyurl.com/38jeh8

>November 28, 2007

>The Question Of Extraterrestrial Life - It May Be Resolved
>Sooner Than You Think

>One of the important questions that we will almost certainly
>answer this century, one way or another, is the question about
>the existence of life elsewhere in the universe. Actually, we
>might answer that in the next 10 months or so.

>It turns out that there is a tremendous amount of life existing
>below the surface of the Earth. By some estimates the total mass
>of living organisms below the surface is as much if not more of
>the total mass of living organisms above the surface.

>When you look at another planet such as Mars where the surface
>conditions are rather harsh, many scientists believe that life
>is much more likely to exist below the surface of Mars than on
>its surface. This would also be consistent with surface life
>developing during a milder Mars climate billions of years ago,
>then spreading underground and surviving there as much of the
>Martian atmosphere slowly leaked away into space over the course
>of billions of years.

>If everything goes as planed, in about ten months the most
>advanced generation yet of spacecraft will land on Mars to look
>for life. NASA's Phoenix Mission will land on the northern
>plains and dig three-feet into the soil and ice looking for
>evidence of microbial life. Should it find any, and some experts
>think it is likely, then a tremendous set of questions open up.

>Could this Martian life have come from Earth, or visa-versa? We
>know that meteor impacts on each planet occasionally jettison
>rocks into space that eventually crash into the other planet. Or
>is it based on a chemistry that is total different from any life
>on Earth? Either way, the discovery of the first
>extraterrestrial life will put us at the dawn of a major new
>scientific journey that will eventually tell us much more about
>our place in the grand scheme of things in the universe.

>For an interesting discussion of this topic and its possible
>consequences, check out this article on Lonely Hearts of the
>Cosmos Revisited:

>http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2007/11/lonely-hearts-o.html

>[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]


Hi Everyone,

Any microbial life discovered on Mars; Jupiter's moon Europa;
Saturn's moon Titan or any of the millions of still undiscovered
worlds orbiting the billions of stars in our Milky Way galaxy,
would certainly be an important discovery. If these ET microbes
have the same DNA that is present in all living things found on
Earth, this discovery would NOT be the long sought proof for our
popular belief that extraterrestrial life can independently
come into existence from non-living matter and thus must be
common throughout the universe since Earth could have seeded
these other worlds over a period of billions of years.

An even more important discovery would be the announcement we
all really want to hear - the finding of an advanced ET
civilization, either their home planet (through radio SETI?) or
possibly a hidden outpost somewhere in our solar system near
Earth made through observations by the growing number of
international planetary probes.

Myself and a fellow space scientist at York University are
continuing work on a hypothesis based on the later senerio -
 evidence from planetary probes - that there is a vast ET
outpost in the south polar region of Mars. There is a location
near Mars' south pole where one finds some very unusual and
unique geological features that are very densely packed on the
Martian snow/ice covered surface which are known simply as dark
spiders and dark spots. According to a paper published in
'Nature' (Vol. 442, pages 793-796, August 17, 2006) the authors
suspect that this region of densely packed spots which they
compare to the size of "Manhatten" (a hint by the authors that
these spots can be better understood if they were artifical
rather than natural?) is where violent eruptions of carbon
dioxide gas jets mixed with sand like particles of soil take
place. See URL below for a summary and an artist's
representation of these CO2 gas jets.

http://themis.asu.edu/discoveries-polarjets

The only direct comparisons on Earth to these dark spots on
Mars, many with dark streaks radiating from them, would be
heavily industrial areas with smoke stacks or vast underground
facilities with thousands of air vents. Since this region with
the dense array of dark spots in the south polar region of Mars
does not change with the seasons, are not distributed in a
natural fashion and are located over what seems to be a gridded
underground pattern from the thermal images taken by the still
orbiting Odyssey spacecraft, it is easy to deduce that these are
permanent structures and possibly of artificial origin.

Further study and new observations will determine whether our
working hypothesis that a large outpost on Mars is currently
occupied, not by microbes, but by intelligence ET "macrobes" is
correct. If the dark spots and streaks prove to be carbon
particles as I suspect since I don't have reason to believe that
Martian underground sand deposits are that dark, then these
dark spiders and dark spots are vents for oxygen extracting
machinery from the underground deposits of frozen CO2 that the
ETs need for their continued existence at this outpost in the
south polar region of Mars.

In the meantime, I think we made the correct decision to have
the Phoenix Mars mission, the reflight of the 1999 Mars Polar
Lander which landed in the south polar region of Mars but
mysteriously fell silent, land in the less interesting (but less
threatening too?) north polar region of Mars.


Nick Balaskas



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