A satellite of the planet Mars, Phobos, discovered by A.Hall in 1877 still attracts great attention.
"We should visit the moon of Mars. There is a monolith there, a very unusual structure on this little potatoes-shaped object that goes around Mars,"
said former astronaut Buzz Aldrin in an interview with C-Span some years ago.
His words confirmed the existence of a mysterious structure on Phobos,
one of Mars' two moons.
When Buzz Aldrin was asked who created the structure, he replied with a smile it was either the Universe or God.
Monolith on Phobos. Credit: NASA, University of Arizona
There are those who think that there is something very strange about this small Moon and among them is
a former NASA employee and famous space anomalies specialist who boldly presents his controversial theory.
There are many reasons why Phobos should be closely examined.
When astronomer Douglas Sharpless in 1945 studied the Martian moon, he noticed a secular acceleration of Phobos, meaning that instead of following
Newton's Laws of Gravity, the moon appeared to be slightly ahead of where it should be in its orbit. This suggests the moon is accelerating and falling in toward Mars.
Iosif Samuilovich Shklovsky, well-known Russian astrophysicist, and acclaimed member of the Soviet Academy of Sciences ascribed the orbit's decay
to atmospheric friction and concluded that the moon could be hollow and artificial in nature.
Investigating Phobos has not been easy. Although Mariner 9 in 1971, Viking 1 in 1977, and Phobos 1988 managed to obtain some valuable information,
many space probes have been lost.
A close of of the structure on Phobos
In 1988 Russian Phobos-1 passed by the target while Phobos-2 disappeared at 50 m from the moon's surface.
In 1999 Mars Climate Orbiter was lost near
Phobos' orbit, and Mars Polar Lander vanished hardly touching the Martian atmosphere.
In 2003 Beagle-2 (UK) shared the destiny without any ?rm conclusion of the loss.
Earlier this year Russian probe Phobos-Grunt crashed on Earth and all hope of investigating the little Martian moon vanished in the blink of an eye.
Is some alien force on Phobos or Mars preventing our probes to approach the moon and take images?
The image seems to resemble the black monolith that appears during key moments of man's evolution in the Stanley Kubrick film 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Richard Hoagland is convinced the moon is hollow and artificial which means there could be extraterrestrial life there.
"This idea, that Phobos could be an "intelligently-created, giant spacecraft, a space station orbiting Mars" is not new; after Hall's initial discovery of
"Phobos" (fear) and Deimos (terror) at the US Naval Observatory, in 1877, the earliest, scientific proposal of this idea --
that Phobos itself was "an actual 'space station' ... now slowly spiraling into Mars because it was actually a manufactured, hollow object and thereby, subject to even the slight atmospheric drag thousands of miles above Mars.
Shklovsky further suggested, based on the lack of any previously published telescopic detection of any moons around Mars
(despite a telescopic technology more than adequate), prior to Hall's totally unexpected discovery in 1877, that Phobos and Deimos might have been launched
"recently", thus explaining their "sudden" appearance in the Martian skies ... sometime between the 1875 and 1877 Mars "oppositions," says Hoagland.
Richard Hoalgland discusses the monolith on Phobos
Scientists at the University of Arizona, who captured the original image, think it is just an unremarkable boulder, which could measure up to five metres across.
Others think the monolith is an artificial structure created by an extraterrestrial civilization.
Is it possible that there used to be an ancient civilization on Mars? Was the monolith created by a now lost civilization, or is it a more
recent structure? There are many speculations and few answers. So, the questions remains - Who put the monolith on Phobos?
Aliens Are Observing Us Says Astronaut Edgar Mitchell
Former astronuat Edgar Mitchell is convinced extraterrestrials have been observing our planet for some time.
"They are still here", he says.
Mitchell states that one of the reason for the UFO cover-up has been fear. He says that it is time this ongoing denial and cover-up ends.
Secret War In Space - Rare Video Footage
Is there a secret war in space? There are respectable scientists who believe something is wrong with the objects filmed by NASA.
What is the sudden streak of light that miss the object in space?
"If you're a skeptic it is easy to brush off. But if you are open-minded and you see this, then there is something weird about it", says Dr. Mark Carlotto.
Mysterious Object Falls From The Sky After Explosion
Something strange happened early in the morning on February 22, 2012 in the small village Riashu dos Rokos, Brazil.
A local resident, Jose Mendez tells a loud noise, similar to an explosion was heard and when he went out to see what was happening,
he discovered a mysterious object in his yard.
Biological UFOs In Space Filmed By NASA - Scientist Offers Evidence
Could some of the strange objects filmed in space be biological UFOs?
Dr. Rhawn Joseph has analyzed several controversial images and says there is no doubt that there are extraterrestrial life-forms in space.
He also dismisses NASA's space junk explanation and says that "there is no evidence to support the belief these objects are space junk, or artifacts of the camera.
NASA has never bothered to take samples or to investigate; yet without evidence NASA claim these objects are space junk..."
Entrances To An Underground World On Mars?
A few years ago, a football field-sized, dark and very deep hole was discovered by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
Is it an opening to a subsurface cave, or other much more deeper realms of Mars?
Later, more similar holes were discovered.
Scientists think the holes could be entrances to underground Martian caves.
Are these giant holes leading to a secret underground world on Mars?
Unusual Pulsar Or Alien Signals?
The pulse timing of this object is considered unusual.
What kind of phenomenon is related to this object?
It is the first time this kind of phenomenon has been observed by astronomers.
The "Cloaked" Star Was Difficult To Find
An object obscured by dust, and buried in a two-star system enshrouded by dense gas, is not easy to find.
A "cloaked" star was discovered after it ate a little of its neighbor. The meal must have given the star a bit of indigestion, because it
"burped" with a blast of high-energy radiation, which gave it away.
Invader From Another Galaxy
This alien intruder from another galaxy is in many ways different from other exoplanets observed by astronomers.
Located about 2000 light-years from Earth in the southern constellation of Fornax (the Furnace), the Jupiter-like planet orbits a dying star of
extragalactic origin and risks to be engulfed by it.