Are NASA and the European Space Agency gearing up for some sort of revelation about life in the universe? That is the question being asked by many who have studied recent data and photographs released by NASA and the ESA regarding the Mars moon Phobos. But just what is the big deal about Phobos? Why should we give two nebulas about this tiny rock that zips around the red planet every seven hours?
It’s simple, really. There are many who believe strongly that Phobos is hollow, and being that this would seem to be impossible for a naturally occurring body, reason that the moon is in fact an artificial structure. When the Mars Express conducted a fly-by of Phobos in March of this year, it returned clear photos of the moon and detailed radio frequency data that was subsequently released by the aforementioned space agencies. The data and accompanying photos have been independently analysed and seem to suggest not only that Phobos is hollow but also contains a network of geometric structures inside.
Those with a penchant for science-fiction (like myself) will ultimately make the leap to fantastical conclusions regarding a hollow Phobos. It’s an ark of sorts, with a race of alien beings inside unknowingly spinning around Mars for millions of years. Maybe it’s a weapon that will be unleashed once some foolhardy mission from Earth lands on the surface and begins to drill inside. Or it could be a prison harbouring the unwanted scum of the universe, trapped for millennia in the bowels of Phobos’ rock. Of course, it could just be an intergalactic vessel for a giant wad of honeycomb. Richard C. Hoagland, a long-time researcher of UFOs and the unexplained believes that Phobos is indeed an ancient, derelict spacecraft, perhaps millions of years old. His research project has examined the available data and provided extensive analysis that can be read at www.enterprisemission.com.
Hoagland and his team have a sound argument, no matter how fanciful, and point at recent dialogue by politicians (and astronaut Buzz Aldrin in particular) suggesting that a future declaration of what is known about Phobos may be in the offing, accompanied by exploration of the Mars moon. Whatever the case may be Phobos is certainly an anomaly. Adding fuel to the speculative fire is the Phobos “monolith” (see pic below), first discovered in 1998. Hoagland speculates that the “monolith” is a doorway to the innards of the Phobos ‘spacecraft’. Then again, it could always be just a damn rock. Perspective and shadow can be deceiving.
It is believed by some researchers that our own Moon is a hollow body. When the Apollo 12 lunar module ascent stage fell to the surface of the Moon in November 1969, the Moon reverberated like a bell for an hour. There is evidence on the Moon that suggests that rock and dust on the surface should actually be found beneath, and that this is evidence of a massive upheaval having taken place, such as the hollowing of the structure from within. Wild claims – but not without merit. Perhaps a truth that has been hidden for so long and speculated upon by so many who’ve been branded foolish, will soon become reality.
by Max Drake
Visit http://www.enterprisemission.com for a detailed analysis of the Phobos data and subsequent theories.
Pics: all pics taken from enterprisemission.com