Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A space station on mars?

While this can almost certainly be chalked up to photographic noise or perhaps some strange colored rocks, an armchair astronomer has found an interesting structure while using Mars mode in Google Earth.

David Martines was randomly flying around Mars in Google Earth when he noticed the structure on the planet. He then created a YouTube video showing it off, and the video has racked up over 700,000 views!
[UPDATE: The video has been removed from YouTube, though we don't know why.]
Of course, none of this would even be possible if it wasn't for the excellent Mars feature that Google added as part of Google Earth 5.
To access Mars mode in Google Earth, simply click the planet icon at the top of the screen, and choose "Mars" from the dropdown, as shown here:

To view the "space station" on Mars, simply download this KML file and it will take you there.
What do you think the object could be?
(via Daily Mail)

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