Armchair Astronaut Video Goes Viral…Then Vanishes.

Posted: June 7, 2011 in News

So I was one of the lucky ones…This morning a video exploded all over YouTube that used the satellite images of Mars and seemed to find a small white base hidden on the planet.  Before i could even repost the link to the video it mysteriously vanished along with the user on YouTube who had tons of video posted.  Is it a government cover up? Who knows? But it is a bit questionable that he vanished so quickly.   Later an article trying to explain what this person found was placed on yahoo news with a dead link to the video. Below is directly from that article:

“A self-described “armchair astronaut” claims to have found a base on the planet Mars using a satellite imaging map. He thinks the base could have been made by aliens

The video David Martines uploaded to YouTube has been viewed more than 850,000 times. He says the 750′-by-150′ cylinder-like structure that he’s zoomed in on using Google Mars looks like it’s made for people to inhabit. In the video, Martines say he assumes people live in the cylinder or have lived in it.

He named the shape “Bio Station Alpha.” Experts told Space.come that the image was most likely caused by “cosmic energy” interfering with the cameras–not by aliens.

“It looks like a linear streak artifact produced by a cosmic ray,” Alfred McEwen, a planetary geologist at the University of Arizona told Cosmic rays, which are emitted by the Sun and other stars, don’t make it to Earth because of its magnetosphere. “But with space images that are taken outside our magnetosphere, such as those taken by orbiting telescopes, it’s very common to see these cosmic ray hits. You see them on optical images and a lot of the infrared images too.”” ‘Armchair astronaut’ Mars video goes viral

Below is another version of the same image posted by the Armchair Astronaut

  1. LEE says:

    i knew it was going to Vanish it was going VIRAL so FAST it wasnt a joke anymore I wonder what David Martines knows about this vanishing did they bribe Him or just take the video down SMH ?

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