Mars anomaly hunters are claiming that images of a huge mushroom cloud allegedly captured by India's Mars Orbiter Mission are proof of a huge nuclear explosion that occurred on Mars in October last year, but which NASA tried to cover up.
According to YouTube Mars anomaly hunters UFOvni2012, the images show a huge nuclear mushroom cloud with an underlying crater in the Valles Marineris Canyon of Mars.
UFOvni2012 claims that the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) Mars Orbiter Mission captured the image of a huge nuclear explosion on Mars on October 19, 2014, at about the time that comet Siding Spring (c/2013 A1), an Oort cloud comet first discovered on January 3, 2013, made close approach to Mars.
Astronomers had thought that the comet could hit Mars but excluded the possibility when more accurate data allowed them to calculate the orbit of the comet more precisely.
According to UFOvni2012, NASA cut off live feed at the time of the explosion on Mars as part of effort to cover-up the event.
It was reported widely in alternative news websites that an amateur astronomer, Dr. Fritz Helmut Hemmerich, captured the Mars nuclear explosion while shooting a video of the comet Siding Spring passing close to Mars. He shot the video using a 14-inch telescope at an elevation of 1,200 meters on Mount Teide near Tenerife in the Canary Islands.
But according to "conspiracy theorists," NASA apparently knew beforehand that a huge explosion would occur on Mars at the time the comet was passing. So they cut off live feed in order to conceal the event. However, Hemmerich's video posted to YouTube on October 19, provided evidence of a massive explosion on Mars at the time that comet Siding Spring passed the planet at a distance of about 87,000 miles, online Mars anomaly researchers claim.
Below is Hemmerich's video showing the alleged explosion on Mars.
But some conspiracy theory debunkers have claimed that what looked like the flash of a massive explosion on Hemmerich's short movie of the close passage of comet Siding Spring to Mars was actually due to overexposure.
"It's hard to keep the exposure just right when you're photographing Mars. Dr. Hemmerich posted his movie on YouTube. In his comments, he did not make any mention of 'explosions' or 'discharges.' But some who don't know anything about astrophotography watched Dr. Hemmerich's video, and concluded that the overexposed frames were actually showing huge explosions on Mars."
But UFOvni2012, now claims that the website of ISRO posted images that give proof of a massive explosion on Mars coinciding with the close passage of Siding Spring.
Mars anomaly researchers, Martian Archaeology, also report that "ISRO image shows a mushroom cloud over Oudemans Crater Mars."
Mars anomaly hunters have ruled out other possible causes of the mushroom cloud, such as surface wind and a methane explosion, leaving only the possibility of a nuclear mushroom cloud, according to the website Mysterious Universe.
"Is it a nuclear cloud? Dr. John Brandenburg writes in his recent book, 'Death on Mars: The Discovery of a Planetary Nuclear Massacre,' that the "high concentration" of Xenon-129 in the Martian atmosphere and uranium and thorium on the surface are remnants of a nuclear explosion by an alien invader that wiped out two ancient Martian civilizations. Have they come back? Was the explosion from an old leftover bomb? Is there a war on Mars we don't know?"If a massive explosion did occur on the planet Mars, ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission could have captured it because ISRO launched the Mars Orbiter on November 5, 2013. It came to Mars Orbit in September, 2014, while the close passage of Comet Siding Spring to the planet Mars occurred around October 19, 2014.
According to Mars anomaly hunters, NASA cut its live feed at about the time that comet Siding Spring approached Mars to hide the event. But Hemmerich's video provided evidence that something unusual occurred on the planet at the time. The evidence from Himmerich's video is now being confirmed by ISRO images, according to the "conspiracy theorists."
But UFO Sightings Hotspot suggests an alternative possibility to aliens detonating a nuclear device on the red planet.
"We may assume that ISRO's image of the mushroom cloud confirms that the huge explosion was the result of an enormous impact on Mars caused by a chunk of rock coming from comet Siding Spring or its tail."But other Mars anomaly hunters have asked why NASA tried to hide evidence of a massive explosion on Mars caused by "a chunk of rock coming from comet Siding Spring or its tail." The likely reason why the agency tried to cover-up an explosion on Mars was to hide evidence of the presence of extraterrestrials on the planet, conspiracy theorists claim.
Claims that the Martian surface and atmosphere had suffered massive nuclear explosions were first made by Professor John Brandenburg, who presented evidence in a paper titled, "Massive Thermonuclear Explosions in Mars Past, The Cydonian Hypothesis and Fermi's Paradox," that an ancient Mars civilization was wiped out by massive nuclear explosions.
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