NASA Image Shows Martian Rings

Amazing NASA Photographic Confirmation of Martian Rings

Figure 1. A section of the rings around Mars' northern island revealed in NASA images

Figure 1. A section of the rings around Mars’ northern island revealed in NASA images

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Figure 2. A wider view showing the position of the ring section

In my previous post, The Saturn Theory, I suggested that ancient drawings, interpreted by a number of catastrophists as the rings of Saturn, were actually rings around the northern island of Mars, the firmament, well known to the first one hundred generations of mankind.  NASA has gradually managed to compose photomosaics of this feature, and publish what they believe is the best view.  However, the mocaics made available to Google Earth incorporate slices which were taken at lower Sun angles.

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Figure 3. Ancient drawing of the rings around the firmament or northern island on mars

As stated in my previous post, The Saturn Theory, low Sun illumination angles can significantly enhance the visibility of surface features, as many amateur astronomers can attest from observing the Moon.  Twice each day, as the Earth-Mars pair revolved together, the Sun struck Mars perpendicular to its axis pointing toward the Earth.  Since Mars’ rotational period was not identical to a day, (the period of revolution of the two planets), every feature in the northern hemisphere could eventially be seen at low Sun angles from every direction.  The resulting shadows revealed subtle features on its surface, such as the rings surrounding the northern island, enabling their detailed rendition (Figure 3), in ways that even NASA has yet to discover, or at least reveal.  But NASA imagery has actually photographed a section of the rings surrounding the firmament, as can be seen in a crude photomosaic of Mars northern polar region available on Google Earth shown in Figures 1 and 2. These segments were taken exactly as explained above, when the Sun angle was low.  There probably already exist low sun angle photgraphs of the entire northern island, but NASA will not rush to assemble them because they cannot explain them. Perhaps some bright young PhD candidate can dream up a theory of their formation 4 billion years ago and get it published in a peer reviewed Journal.

The northern island itself is an amazing feature.  It is described in NASA literature as being 3 km above the surrounding terrain, which does not sound very high, but in more commonly understood terms, this plateau is 9,000 feet high!  Scientists do not discuss it much because they have absolutely no clue as to its origin.

No idea is so antiquated that it was not once modern.  No idea is so modern that it will not someday be antiquated. To seize the flying thought before it escapes us is our only touch with reality.    

Ellen Glasgow

~ by Angiras on February 24, 2014.

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