An American ‘armchair astronaut’ claims to have discovered a mysterious structure on the surface of the red planet – by looking on Google earth, according to the Daily Mail. David Martines, whose YouTube video of the ‘station’ has racked up over 200,000 hits so far, claims to have randomly uncovered the picture while scanning the surface of the planet one day. Describing the ‘structure’ as a living quarters with red and blue stripes on it, to the untrained eye it looks nothing more than a white splodge on an otherwise unblemished red landscape.
He even lists the co-ordinates 49’19.73”N 29 33’06.53”W so others can go see the anomaly for themselves.
In a pre recorded ‘fly by’ video of the object, Mr. Martines describes what he thinks the station might be. He said: “I call it Bio-station Alpha, because I’m just assuming that something lives in it or has lived in it. It could be a power station or it could be a biological containment or it could be a glorified garage – hope it’s not a weapon. Whoever put it up there had a purpose I’m sure. I couldn’t imagine what the purpose was. I couldn’t imagine why anybody would want to live on Mars.” The British publication said it tried to contact both NASA and Goggle for a response, but neither has replied.