- The book with the same title is a brand new look at what
Mars really must be like, and reveals numerous important ancient Mars artifacts
that NASA knows about and has been hiding all along.
- We've all listened for years since we were children,
to the endless stories about what the environment on Mars is and how no
life could have ever lived on the planet.
- So let's get right to the point. It's past time to look
at the overall picture of what we have been told, using the sanitizing
light of common sense. We will use NASA data to start connecting the dots.
- Let's look at some of these common statements made about
- IS THE MARTIAN SKY IS RED?
- A NASA statement from two years ago - "It's very
hard to get the color right on Mars, images." Utter non-sense! All
the spacecraft sent to Mars over the past 30 years have color calibration
charts in one form or another, and have even included the American Flag.
They have been caught not consistently using the charts. Blue color squares
on some of the images are found to be red. So who is tampering with the
color and why?
- Because it's psychological: since the early days of astronomy
the planet has appeared red as viewed from earth in a telescope.
- Viewed from the moon, our earth appears like a "big,
blue marble" as one astronaut described it. Are rocks and dirt on
earth BLUE because the sky is blue? Of course not. NASA conveniently forgets
this "minor detail" and INSISTS that their images remain reddish
- regardless of the negative impact good science. The book covers this
in detail shows proof of color tampering.
- THE FOUNTAIN OF TRUTH?
- How many space agencies on earth have successfully landed
a rover on Mars?
- Only one: NASA. We are told (and shown) what we are supposed
to believe and absolutely nothing more. I have proved this with more than
160 selected images taken straight from NASA computers.
- THE 1% ATMOSPHERE
- First, we know ICE and weather exist on the planet. If
the atmosphere is actually 1% that of earth, any ice would have boiled
away or just evaporated. Water BOILS AWAY at room temperature well before
reaching .01 atmosphere (1 %.) For all practical purposes, .01 atmospheres
is a VACUUM to water's boiling point and to air-breathing life-forms.
- Here is a direct quote from a paper  written about
the atmospheric pressure as measured by the Viking Landers:
- "The day to day atmospheric pressure variability,
low in summer and higher in fall and winter, (especially at the northern
site), is due to weather "fronts" quite similar to those on Earth
Along with the annual cycle, meteorological fronts are indicated by the
increasing variability of the pressure between fall and spring at these
northern hemisphere sites as previously mentioned. The Lander 2, VL2, site
is similar in latitude to Seattle, Paris or Vienna, while the southern,
VL1 site, like Pathfinder, is similar in latitude to Hong Kong, Havana
or Calcutta. Like on Earth, the frontal activity is less in the tropics
and sub-tropics, e.g., the VL1 site. Typically, the fronts pass every few
sols (mars days) on Mars, often resembling those of Earth except for the
lack of rain, while at other times, they are far more regular."
- Note the author's statement above, that planet has weather
fronts like that of earth, except it doesn't rain. But a 1% atmosphere
which is essentially a vacuum - having weather? How can the planet have
weather without an atmosphere?
- Evidence of frozen carbon dioxide has also been claimed.
But how can a frozen gas like CO2 NEVER evaporate? We also know that the
boiling temperature of water will lower with decreased air pressure.
- Frozen carbon dioxide (dry ice) is the material which
NASA claims is lying in craters, and perhaps even out in the open at the
poles. It will always return to the gaseous state unless the ambient temperature
to less than -109.3F, or -79C. This is the surface temperature of dry
ice. But lower air pressure will cause it to evaporate even faster.
- HOW COLD IS MARS?
- Mars, temperature varies considerably. It's actually
far WARMER than the temperature of dry ice which is supposedly in the bottom
of some craters - more than 60 to 180 degrees at 100% Earth's air pressure.)
According to NASA, ground temperatures on Mars can reach 81 degrees where
Pathfinder was exploring. Is there a "unique physics" on the
planet that prevents ice from evaporating over millennia or even eons of
- How can we know for certain the planet's overall surface
is far warmer than -109.3F (-79C)? The solar panels on the rover
tell us the answer. All solar panel technology is based on semiconductor
technology, which places definite limits on the lowest temperature it can
operate at. There is also a specification for the lowest temperature a
solar panel can be exposed to without permanent damage, with or without
it in operation.
- Typical solar cell OPERATING temperatures are -40║F
(-40║C) to 176║F (80║C) .
- Below -40║C, solar cell output begins to drop off
dramatically. This is a long way from -109.3F. Most semiconductors can
be permanently damaged when exposed to extreme cold below, below their
operating temperature. On Pathfinder, Opportunity and Spirit rovers it
is quite possible that -109.3F could destroy the solar panels.
- Temperatures measured by the two Viking Landers varies
from + 1░ F, (-17.2░ C) to -178░ F (107░ C). This is varies
well above and below temperatures to keep carbon dioxide frozen, with the
high temperatures just warm enough for solar cells to work.
- The surface temperature in winter at the polar caps is
BELIEVED (which NASA admits has not been directly measured) to drop to
-225░ F, (-143░ C) while the warmest soil occasionally reaches
+81░ F (27░ C.) These are estimated values from the Viking Orbiter
Infrared Thermal Mapper.  Solar cells will stop working about -40C and
could be permanently damaged at -178░C.
- Thirty years ago the Viking Landers were powered only
with nuclear thermoelectric generators.. These generators created 950 watts
of heat to heat the inside of the Lander to keep electronics within safe
operating limits. Only 50 watts of heat was converted to electricity for
powering instrumentation and electronics. No solar cells were used.
- Today we have rovers which are solar powered, without
nuclear generators. If the average Mars temperature was actually -225░
F, (-143░ C) which is cold enough to keep dry ice solid, solar cells
on the rovers simply could not function, and neither would any of theelectronics
on the rovers.
- What does all this mean?
- ANY carbon dioxide ice on the surface would have evaporated
long ago, since it appears the planet is not always cold enough all the
time to keep all ice from evaporating. It might be possible for ice to
remain at the bottom of a deep crater for a period of time according to
orbital images, but this hasn't been proven conclusively by ground exploration.
And we simply don't know for certain whether some or all of the ice at
the bottom of those craters is water and/or CO2 ice.
- Why get into all this? Because temperature and atmospheric
pressure relate to whether or not the atmosphere may actually be denser
than we have been led to believe. There is evidence it most likely is far
denser than we have been told.
- SOLAR PANELS DUST REMOVED BY A WIND - IN A NEAR VACUUM?
- Why have the rovers outlasted their design life? Recall
the 1% atmosphere discussed earlier? Power levels have increased dust storms
after a mysterious cleaning off the solar panels took place. But how did
this happen? NASA has released several videos on JPL's website by compositing
still images together. These videos show dust-devils in action moving across
the surface. A number of these movies can be viewed at
- Note: To understand the following paper about dust accumulation,
keep in mind that a "sol" is one Martian solar day, equivalent
to 24 hours and 39 minutes on earth.
- "The rover solar array is accumulating dust at a
rate of about a quarter of a percent of coverage per day according JPL.
This is very close to the coverage of 0.22% predicted [G. Landis, "Dust
Obscuration of Solar Arrays," Acta Astronautica, Vol. 38, No. 11,
pp. 895-891 (1996)]. The deposition rate seems to be the same on the sols
when the rover is in motion as it is on sols when the rover remains in
place, indicating that the deposition is probably due to dust settling
out of the atmosphere, not dust kicked up by Sojourners' motion."
- But wait a minute - how can a planet with a near vacuum
atmosphere have enough "air" to clean off these panels? Dust
and dirt isn't weightless even on Mars and dust still has mass, even in
a lower gravity environment. Apparently NASA realized this, and the undeniable
presence of dust devils soon became a problem for the "1% atmosphere"
theory. But they had a cure for the conflict that would allow them to keep
the 1% value.
- The solution? They simply changed their dust-devil theory
to eliminate the atmospheric vortex part of the equation. The agency now
claims these Martian dust devils are "electrical vortices."
- What the space agency scientists must do to backup their
new theory about dust-devil formation, is to provide a credible theory
showing the cause of these "electrical vortices." This has not
been done because their scientists answer to no one. And even more important,
they regularly hide ground-breaking images which you shall see for yourself
- The agency begins reminds one of an old Rockford Files
television episode. Jim Rockford in a state of frustration and disbelief
after a series of problems from another character just smiles and says
"It just keeps on comin,, doesn't it?!"
- There are no known thunderstorms on the planet, or any
known source of electrical energy to create these vortices. So why base
a theory on this? Does that follow common sense?
- The European Space Agency's orbiting spacecraft has recently
detected methane gas in orbit. This gas will float in the air. We know
that on earth ORGANIC MATERIAL generates the majority of methane on the
surface. Every living person generates methane, too. It is one of the byproducts
of life, and keeps products like Beano on the market.
- Why is methane doing in Mars, orbit, a planet without
active volcanoes and supposedly no life at all? No answers or theories
have been forthcoming. Yet there are images taken from orbit which have
shown large areas are well populated by what appear to be huge circular
shrubs or trees. Remember - these plants are living in a near vacuumjust
1% that of earth!
- And what happened to "Beagle" - the European
Space Agency's little robotic surface exploration vehicle that was scheduled
to land on Mars? It went silent when it was about to land and no one knows
why. Scientists believe it never made it to the surface in one piece. Was
Beagle about to prove NASA's statements about the planet wrong?
- We know the planet has a blue sky and has a far denser
atmosphere than we have been told. It makes one wonder if ANYONE has ever
MEASURED the atmosphere scientifically.
- DAYTIME ON MARS IS CLOSE TO THAT OF EARTH
- The rovers on Mars operate in the DAYTIME. Most of their
systems are shut down at night to extend daytime operating time, according
to JPL. Solar cells are not very efficient. Therefore, they require light
levels close to that of earth outdoors to recharge the batteries, power
the transmitters and instrumentation, the computers AND power the rover's
SIX drive and SIX steering motors at the same time. Could a dim environment
accomplish that? Not with today's solar cell technology, which has a peak
efficiency of just 21%, as of this writing (Oct. 2005.)
- Here is another quote from an expert on solar cells:
- "Regardless of size, a typical silicon PV cell produces
about 0.5 - 0.6 volt DC under open-circuit, no-load conditions. The current
(and power) output of a PV cell depends on its efficiency and size (surface
area), and is proportional the intensity of sunlight striking the surface
of the cell. For example, under peak sunlight conditions a typical commercial
PV cell with a surface area of 160 cm^2 (~25 in^2) will produce about 2
watts peak power. If the sunlight intensity were 40 percent of peak, this
cell would produce about 0.8 watts." 
- WOULD NASA FIND SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE AND NOT TELL
- YES, and I have the proof. Reviewing more than 10,000
images from the Spirit rover for 625 days of exploration has resulted in
the discovery of DOZENS of artificially made objects. Most are only a few
yards from the rover's camera. One cannot think that since NASA has been
silent about these objects, that they cannot exist. This is far from being
the first time the silent treatment has been used, a.k.a. "the mushroom
treatment." On the subject of intelligent life, the silence is deafening.
Perhaps the antiquated Bookings Report can be blamed for this.
- BACKGROUND ON SOME STARTLING ARTIFACTS
- These objects include bricks and what appear to be building
blocks and cubes, standing on one corner or just lying on the surface.
These objects are apparently made from solid rock or a material like it.
- We have the ultimate in smoking guns: three different
objects with CHARACTERS clearly visible on them, which are easy for anyone
to see. Two of the three images are included in this essay.
- These are not images taken from orbit, which are open
to wild speculation about what is or is not artificial. These artifacts
are just as real as the computer you are reading this on.
- Below are a few artifacts taken from the book which have
been minimally sharpened or enlarged for clarity purposes only. NO manual
"pixel twiddling" was ever performed on any image in this article,
or in the book. What you see here is what they really are, for better or
- SAMPLE IMAGES FROM THE BOOK
- There are 160 more artifacts in the book that defy explanation
and cannot be easily debunked. Keep in mind that that these artifacts are
between 2ft. and 100ft. from the camera. Panoramic camera source images
for these artifacts were only available in JPEG form on NASA archive servers
searched. Therefore, they cannot be sharpened much more than what you see
below. Most objects are only 1 to 3 feet in size. Descriptions are not
in any way absolute answers for what these objects are.
- All the objects below are covered in far more detail
in the book, including the exact SOL day they were photographed:
- Block object bearing lettering in an unknown script.
Who could have written it? NASA knows about this because they took this
close-up. Note the shadow from the rover's strobe lamp and the closeness
of the ground around it.
- This object is similar to the strangely formed steel
suspension arm found under some motor vehicles. It is actually lying up
against a rock, in the position shown here. The rock was carefully removed
from the image for clarity. Note the artifact's inside right angle bend
- This strange triangular artifact found lying on the ground
was about 50ft. from the camera. It has two protruding cylindrical objects
on the right end, similar to vehicle headlights. A dark vertical disk-like
object on the rear has what appears to be a shaft in the center. It was
the triangle on the front laying on the ground up against it, which first
caught my eye. The housing of the artifact is very similar in shade to
the surrounding soil, probably because it is covered with dust. One could
describe it as "an upright vacuum cleaner without a bag or handle."
One can only guess at what this really is.
- ARCHEOLOGISTS - WHO ARE THEY?
- In the image below, it appears that a catalog number
may have been written on the top of this artifact. Archeologists do this
when excavating a site. This object appears to have been lying on the surface
far longer than we can imagine. The artifact isn't buried deep under dust,
dirt or debris or from winds that cross the planet - which of course has
no atmosphere. The daily dust deposition on objects has already been proven,
so how can this be? HOW is all this possible?
- This artifact was perhaps 50ft. from the camera and is
shaped like the letter "Y" with a bar across the top. It is reminiscent
of the "Y" in the YMCA logo. It appears to have four handwritten
numbers along the top edge, which upon close examination are closest to
the numbers "5563." There is a white coating or cladding peeling
back on the left end, and the bottom edge of the image reveals the thickness
of the coating. Perhaps this was a vertical ornament which fell from the
top of a building (More about that later.)
- These are only 4 of the objects from more than 160 images.
Not all may be as striking as this, and others are far more amazing. Another
object (shown in the book) has a knife or metal edge clearly protruding
out of a rock or handle. The image was a close-up, taken about 1 foot from
the camera. The edge is so sharp and well defined, that sharpening the
image with professional image processing didn't change the blade's appearance.
Since this was also a close-up from about 12" away from it, NASA KNOWS
it's there yet they have said nothing. Why?
- There are MANY other artifacts too numerous to mention
here. More than 41 more are in the book. All of these artifacts - most
LESS than a stone's throw from the camera, are undeniable. This ancient
extraterrestrial artifact collection is like nothing else ever published
before. About two years ago I stated on a radio show that if NASA ever
found any signs of life they would not tell us.
- These discoveries of these objects and their silence
have vindicated this statement.
- The hand-writing on the artifact above raises some very
tough questions no one is answering:
- 1. Are these an archeologist's CATALOG NUMBERS?
- 2. WHO was the archeologist?
- 3. WHERE did the person come from?
- 4. Was the person who wrote these numbers from our future,
perhaps traveling to Mars?
- 5. Is the triangular image confirmation that that we
already have a base on Mars? Many in black projects have been saying this
for years. This could mean the catalog numbers were written by someone
in that program. Some have called it "Alternative 3."
- 6. A movie titled "Capricorn 1" 25 years ago
was about a staged moon landing. Could it be the entire Spirit and Opportunity
rover explorations are STAGED - and what we are looking at is a mistake,
and the exposed number is used for a stage production to keep track of
props? Let's hope not!
- Everyone who has examined these images has been astounded,
just as I was when first finding these artifacts.
- WHAT ARE NASA's ACTION ON THESE ARTIFACTS?
- Silence is all we hear. The book shows a chart of objects
discovered each day for more than 600 days, vs. the sol day they were found
on. When discovery of new objects averaged 2 to 3 per day, they moved the
Spirit rover AWAY FROM THE AREA to return to "looking for signs of
water," despite all these incredible discoveries. Recently NASA stated
they are going to reduce the staff for the rovers, for budgetary reasons.
After all, finding signs of intelligent life on our sister planet doesn't
deserve additional funding, right?
- This is my analogy of what they,ve done: A beachcomber
with a metal detector finds two items at the same time - one is a rusted
modern iron nail and the other a solid gold ring. The beachcomber keeps
the rusted nail and throws the gold ring away.
- With NASA staying on their pointless, pathetic and absurd
search for signs of water they have tossed away many such gold rings.
- Now they have sent the rover on a one-way trip AWAY from
this area to another terrain where nothing "unexplainable" can
be found. That is where it is as of this writing. All the artifacts found
were from a 2 mile strip of the 90 mile wide crater!
- I challenge ANYONE to explain away the mechanical objects
as "products of erosion."
- Where are all the debunkers when we need them? They disappear.
- The agency NEEDS these discoveries to obtain the billions
in funding required for a manned mission to reach Mars. If the artifact
with "5563" written on it is fake, (which requires someone on
the INSIDE to confirm this) then the ENTIRE rover mission has been faked.
- WHAT HAPPENED AT GUSEV CRATER IN THE ANCIENT PAST - A
- Gusev doesn't have the usual deep concave shape - instead,
it's like a giant, shallow 90 mile wide plain with a wall around the outside
according to orbital images.
- Here's what we can see: there are blocks from Giza pyramid
size down to brick size, scattered everywhere at Gusev. Most of these are
BLACKENED on one or two faces, indicating a tremendous explosion took place.
These artifacts are most likely the remains of a city or town that was
present, perhaps many millennia ago.
- And then there are numerous MECHANICAL ARTIFACTS.
- A likely scenario is that a space vehicle exploded high
above the surface, blackening the rocks and blocks, destroying the city
or town and forming the crater. Then shortly afterward, mechanical fragments
from the space vehicle rained down on the area which is still lying there
today, although they are now probably fossilized and coated with dust.
The implications of this are enormous and cannot be overstated.
- What we don't know - is just how deep down the debris
- IMPLICATIONS AND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE
- Someone credible in the space agency needs to come forward
and say, "Yes, they already know about the artificial objects but
don't want the public to know." They can open the door by setting
the example for others. Then they too, can step through the doorway out
into the sanitizing light of day - opening it wide for all to see the proverbial
wizard inside, pulling levers which manipulate public information behind
- Let's push the barn door open all the way, and send the
antiquated Brookings Report from 50 years ago into the repository of all
obsolete documents - the shredder. That cursed document laid the foundation
for the on-going cover-up to this day. The report instituted a cover-up
program that has created employment for many thousands of people whose
sole function is to enforce "security."
- "Security personnel" have ruined the lives
of untold thousands of people by intimidation and discrediting them, who
have had close encounters they didn't even ask for. They have also ruined
the lives of those who have stumbled upon "forbidden artifacts"
or have had contact with certain ET races living on earth. This author
is waiting for the trouble to start for him, too - for bringing these images
out into the sanitizing light of day.
- I don't expect the images to remain on their servers
for very long. This is why I provide in the book ALL the information on
where to find the original source images. Nothing is hidden from the light
of day, as some who have sold other Mars images have done. The barn door
MUST remain open.
- THIS BOOK CAUSES FEELINGS IN THE READER NEVER FELT BEFORE
- The artifacts on Mars are startling, revealing and in
fact some have called them "amazing, almost scary."
- The following is a transcription of comments made by
Frank Whalen live on radio, Host of the Frankly Speaking Radio Show Republic
Broadcasting Network Show audio archive:
- "I'm extremely excited! This is a revolutionary
book that he's written and the information that it contains is just mind-boggling
with it's implications. At the very least it proves some things which we've
already known in the past, which is that NASA is a master of censorship
and a master of the coverup. At the most... well it proves that basically
that this institution is going to have to account for this so it's hard
to say what the far reaching implications of Ted Twietmeyer's new book
is just mind-boggling....about 108 pages, just chocked full of images,
and sources, and a whole bunch of references, things that you basically
could show to anyone and they would probably have to agree that its irrefutable
proof of coverups. Fantastic stuff, straight from the horse's mouth if
you will." 
- Be warned that the book's contents are outside the paradigm
you are comfortable with. If you want to escape the mushroom treatment
once and for all, this book is for you. But if you are someone whose religion
believes that God only created life on this earth and no where else - then
you will be in for the shock of your life. After you read the book, all
the images instill in one a feeling that you,ve been to Mars yourself and
have seen it firsthand.
- The book covers more than 10 times the material of what
you have just read.
- You can see 10 sample pages taken from the book at www.data4science.net/book which
also shows other artifacts not included in this essay.
- Ted Twietmeyer
- Author of "What NASA Isn't Telling You About Mars"
- 1] Typical temperature specifications from two different
solar cell companies:
-  Details about solar cell output vs. light level:
-  http://www-k12.atmos.washington.edu/k12/resources/mars_
-  http://mars.sgi.com/science/atmospheric.html
-  http://mp3.rbnlive.com/Whalen05.html