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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Growing Interest in Phobos Monolith?


Dr. Buzz Aldrin, the second human to walk on the moon and space advocate, has over the past few months spoken out about a Monolith on the moon Phobos of Mars. The former Apollo 11 astronaut has spoken with President Barack Obama about Phobos tweaking greater attention by NASA planners to look to the future and how to get there.

The interest in the small moon of Mars has attracted science investment from the Europeans and Russians space mission planners and scientists. Answers and more questions are expected as a Russian space probe Phobos-Grunt lands on Phobos in 2012 and a Chinese spacecraft is inserted into the orbit of The Red Planet at the same time.

Aldrin's continued advocacy of the moon Phobos is becoming more interesting as he shares a model of the smallest Mars moon with the President, space scientists, commercial space launch executives, and the popular media - all who tend to draw comparison to the mystery monoliths of the movies 2001 and 2010. Soviet space history gives rise to many Phobos mysteries too.

5 comments:

Koops said...

Yeah yeah, and there are pyramids and sculptures of human faces on the surface of Mars too. Cute little vid, but I'm not sure Buzz would be overly happy with the use of his words here. Remember what he did to the Moon-conspiracy theorist? Still, I'm not sure that manned inter-system vehicles are really the way to go at the moment. Should we fund the sexy projects? Or concentrate merely on the science?

JackKennedy said...

I really do not think Dr. Aldrin would mind at all the use of his words. There are not taken out of context. Nor do his words suggest aliens or anything of the sort. Dr. Aldrin, attending the recent presidential space conference spoke of the longer-term target of Phobos with both the media and President Obama.

Patm said...

Aldrin is looking like Bob Barker, isn't he?

JackKennedy said...

My perosnal viewpoint, Dr. Buzz Aldrin looks like a meaningful explorer living among us - an American hero and patriot - who is pointing us in the right direction to explore the cosmos in an incremental fashion while noting that commercial launch space has a role to play in space development and government marks the human frontier. He points the way to future human history.

Anonymous said...

Ya know what. All the "anomilies" on Mars,Phobos & the Earths moon are what I like to call geology. These are all natural formations. No one built any of that shit. The internet needs a reality check!