Monolith On Mars?
In that ground breaking film, the monoliths were part of an experiment by an alien race to see how far a race could evolve after the aliens introduced the idea of tools to our ape like ancestors and brought a giant leap forward into the evolution of life on the planet Earth.
There was a monolith buried on the moon in the film and when it was discovered four million years after it was placed there, it contacted the aliens that built it to let them know that the Humans had gone from apes using bone derived weapons used to hunt to mastering space exploration.
Now scientists from the University of Arizona have found what appears to be a similar looking object on the surface of the planet Mars.
Is this a photographic illusion or something that proves life may imitate fiction?
The thought provoking images were taken from an orbiting satellite that was part of the University of Arizona’s Hi Rise project, or High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment.
Although movie buffs and fans of unusual events have been quick to notice the odd nature of the picture and of course the parallels to the monoliths seen in the 1968 film, Alfred McEwen has other ideas about the strange formation on the Mars surface.
McEwen is the lead investigator for the Hi Rise project and is also a professor of planetary science. He feels that although the pic is indeed a bit outside the norm it is more due to location of the monolith then it’s overall existence:
“It is not that unusual. There are lots of rectangular structures on Mars.
It is striking when you see one that is isolated, but they are common.
[The shape is formed from] Layering from rock deposition combined with tectonic fractures creates right-angle planes of weakness such that rectangular blocks tend to weather out and separate from the bedrock.”
The flames of controversy over the object were fanned when former astronaut Buzz Aldrin, the second man to walk on the Moon’s surface, told C-Span that there was a similar monolith found on Phobos; a satellite, or moon of Mars:
“There is a monolith there, a very unusual structure on this little potato-shaped object that goes around Mars once every seven hours.
When people find out about that, they are going to say ‘who put that there?’. Well, the universe put it there, or if you choose, God put it there.”
Is this a sign from creatures of a higher intelligence or just a coincidence that something that actually exists on Mars is similar to a fictional plot piece in a science fiction epic?
(Via Cosmos News)