We all know the story “War of the Worlds” be it either the book, movies or the musical version. A tag line of the story is “The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one, they say.”
Turns out that we beat the Martians to it. On July 1976. only 7 years after the first man to set foot on the Moon, the first man made object landed on Mars, the Viking 1″
Viking 1’s successful landing ,gave a window into the climatic conditions of the red planet. From the crafts position on Chryse Planitia, the Viking 1 spent six years transmitting pictures, information and occasionally life experiments back to Earth. Which are still being debated today.
The lander was launched using a Titan/Centaur launch vehicle. The launch happened on August 20 1975, 11 months before the landing.
Viking 1 carried a biology experiment whose purpose was to look for evidence of life. Thus far no life has been found(or has there?)
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The chances of anything coming from Mars, are a million to one they say. But what if they have already been?
Some scientists have come up with the notion that we may already have been visited by extra terrestrial beings who either were from Mars or were based there. They base these findings on a few things, but the most compelling being the Pyramids and the Sphinx of Giza.
Some archaeologists believe there may have been a subterranean world below the Sphinx and the Pyramids.Recent pictures of the surface of Mars have shown something resembling a Sphinx in front of a mountain, but which also could be a pyramid.
It is believed that there may be a subterranean world on Mars. I don’t know if I believe this or not but I have to admit it is an intriguing idea.Maybe H.G Well wasn’t an author but a clairvoyant.
Additional to the pictures of the mysterious Sphinx like object there are other pictures of bizarre objects on the surface of our red neighbor,a woman sitting on rocks and a giant face.
The face on Mars
The woman on Mars
Helmet on Mars
Odd shape,looking like traffic lights. on Mars
Finger on Mars
Door handle on Mars
These picture were taken by the Viking 1 spacecraft in 1976 and by the Mars Rover Spirit from 2007 onward.The one of the woman I find the eeriest.
These could be of course just be optical illusions , it is however intrihuing nonetheless
Finishing up with the most suitable song. “the Eve of War”.