A Venus deposit on Mars

Fig. 1 Medusae Fosse Formation displaying a fleet of yardangs.

A recently published (JGR: Planets) study of a unique deposit on the surface of Mars titled “The Density of the Medusae Fossae Formation: Implications for its Composition, Origin, and Importance in Martian History” by Ojha and Lewis of JHU, reports a low density deposit, one third the density of Mars surface on which it rests, It is “estimated to be 2 × 106 km2 (20% of the area of continental United States) but could have once covered an area greater than 5 × 106 km2 50%.  The current volume of the MFF exceeds 1.4 × 106 km3, more than a million cubic kilometers, making it one of the largest sedimentary deposits on the Martian surface (Bradley et al., 2002; Tanaka, 2000).” The MFF is one hundred times larger than the largest of this type on Earth.” The MFF also has “an anomalously high concentration of elemental sulfur and chlorine which are major components of volcanic gases”.

Fig. 2 The unusual shape of the MFF  is unlike any known volcanic deposit.

This deposit is completely different from the surface on which it lies and, of course, geologists have estimated its age at 3 billion years. “we find the joint radar and gravity constraints imply a dry and highly porous rock unit.” The authors “propose that the MFF was deposited by explosive volcanic eruptions.”

Cyclic Catastrophism

The RigVeda reveals that proto-Venus (Aditi) was born from an impact on Jupiter 6,000 years ago. The name A – Diti, means un – bounded, in other words, initially rampaging throughout the solar system. Because of this, proto-Venus was seen in many different aspects and as a result was given different names. These aspect-names were summed up as a class called Adityas, which the Vedas state “the wise understand that the same body is called by manifold names”. Proto-Venus had innumerable close encounters with Mars (Indra), the ancient orbit of which was in Venus’ current orbit and was full of life at that date. This was addressed in the Vedas as Indra consuming large drafts of Soma (manna) from Agni (an Aditya) because the water in the atmosphere of Mars froze into ice crystals as it was drawn toward the more massive proto-Venus.

Proto-Venus transferred angular momentum and energy to Mars causing its orbital radius to increase, while proto-Venus’ decreased. In the RigVeda this was described as the child Indra (Mars) growing larger due to the Soma he had consumed. This brought Mars into an orbit which crossed the orbit of the Earth. As both planets approached the Earth, Mars’ ‘father’ Tvastri (an Aditya) came so close to Indra that Indra was said to smash Tvastri’s foot to pieces in the RigVeda. This close encounter raised the Tharsis Bulge of Mars to the height that was necessary to control the rotation of Mars’ lithosphere during the 3,000-year Vedic Period.

At that date proto-Venus was a molten sphere of heavy elements with a basalt surface and out-gassing voluminous sulfur and iridium into space, forming the iridium spike at its closest approach to the Earth. Since it was 10,000 K none of the lighter elements ejected from Jupiter could settle on its surface (which is still true today), while Mars was an ancient rigid body. They approached very close to one another where they could clearly be seen as ‘worlds’. At their closest point, the liquid proto-Venus became tidally stretched into the shape of a droplet with the pointed end toward Mars. This pointed end was called Tvastri’s ‘foot’ in the RigVeda. This foot of Tvastri actually impacted Mars surface. Some cultures myths stated that lightning was exchanged in that incident, but what actually happened is essentially explained in the cited paper.

The MFF studied in the cited paper is the actual mass 2.6 X 1018 kg which remains on Mars’ surface because half of the material produced by this type of  explosions produces unconsolidated ash. When the high temperature basalt entered the oxygen atmosphere and struck the watery surface of Mars, it exploded just as material from an explosive volcano, but a much more powerful explosion because of the high temperature of Venus, 10,000 K. The entire volume of hot basalt exploded forming volcanic ash, a pyroclastic rock, composed of fine grains less than 2-mm in diameter. Pyroclastic means ‘fire-broken’, a name for rocks that have been blown apart by exploding gases. Ash may fall through the air and settle in beds, called ash-falls when unconsolidated, or tuffs when consolidated.

The large mass of ash formed on Mars at this date has been distributed around the planet, so the MFF is only the consolidated low density tuff. Considerable mass of the consolidated ash has also been lost, as suggested by the fleet of yardangs which reveal the dominant wind direction. The sulfur detected in the MFF was from proto-Venus, which is still out-gassing (jetting) copious amounts of sulfur from over a million ‘small domes’ to the lower cloud layer, which comprises three sulfur crystal alletropes: alpha, beta  and gamma. The chlorine in MFF is from the salty water on the surface of Mars. This deposit was not formed over a period of 500-million years 300 billion years ago, as suggested by geologists but instantaneously 6,000-years BP. The shape of the deposit (Figure 2) is not similar to volcanic deposits, but consistent with Tvastri’s foot.

The RigVeda is the most ancient book in the world and reveals the hidden history of the Earth and the solar system. Look for my newest book “The Cosmic Origin of the RigVeda”, to be published soon. Complete papers on Venus and Jupiter are available on my website. These will never be accepted for publication because they do not conform to the present ‘standard model’ of the solar system, based on the unverifiable assumption that the solar system has remained as it is for 4.5 billion years.


~ by Angiras on July 13, 2018.

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