Buzz Aldrin and the monolith on Mars' moon Phobos

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Interesting video yesterday from CSPAN with Buzz Aldrin talking about not just the Moon but also Mars' moon Phobos, and the mysterious-looking monolith on the surface there:



The monolith he is talking about looks like this.

So what is it? Well, luckily we might not have to wait long. Russia is planning to launch its Phobos-Grunt probe in October, and it's a sample return mission that will also spend a few months in orbit around Phobos beforehand, and may be able to send us something back a little clearer. If it still looks mysterious after that then maybe we'll have to send a dedicated and/or manned mission.

Edit: there's also a "baby" monolith close to this one that you can see here. The line there isn't part of the original image.

6 comments:

Dr Paolo C. Fienga said...

The image of the Monolith that has been posted here was a Mars Global Surveyor picture, duly processed by Dr Marco Faccin and Lunar Explorer Italia (www.lunexit.it).
VERY appropriate and fascinating was the speech given by Buzz Aldrin, a very brave Man (from all points of view).

Anonymous said...

Phobos has asymmetrical testicles

DR. John A. Zoidberg said...

The image of the Monolith that has been posted here was a picture I took while escaping the clutches of Zapp Brannigan, duly processed by Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth. (www.orephusunite.it).
VERY appropriate and fascinating was the speech given by Buzz Aldrin, a very brave Man (who never really existed at all.) SLURGE!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

verrrrrry interesting it looks like the washington monument hence the first president was a alien

Anonymous said...

verrrrrry interesting it looks like the washington monument hence the first president was a alien

DR. John A. Zoidberg said...

The image of the Monolith that has been posted here was a picture I took while escaping the clutches of Zapp Brannigan, duly processed by Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth. (www.orephusunite.it).
VERY appropriate and fascinating was the speech given by Buzz Aldrin, a very brave Man (who never really existed at all.) SLURGE!!!!!!

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