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This year, Mars has been in the headlines as NASA, world governments, SpaceX, and billionaires focus on arriving on the Red Planet. Mars is an absolute obsession, as “Mars mania marches on,” notes National Geographic.
But why? By all accounts, Mars is a cold, desolate desert. One could travel to the Atacama Desert in Chile and get a much more survivable Mars-like experience. What’s the draw to Mars exactly? Is it, as NatGeo suggests, that we merely don’t want to be alone in the universe?
It’s as if humans have a built-in drive to get to Mars. Given the dangers, one would think we might focus more and saving the environment here on Earth. Clearly, we need to.
However, Elon Musk has said he is determined to voyage to the Red Planet by 2026, despite the dangers. One day, he hopes to establish a self-sustaining Martian civilization.
Tuned In to Mars
Many species on Earth have the instinctual urge to return to their birthplace. To get there, they are capable of extraordinary feats of navigation and endurance.
According to ancient astronaut theorists, life on Earth may have originated on Mars billions of years ago. Now, we are hardwired to want to go back, even in its current desolate form. Although things look bleak, nothing will stop us from getting to Mars.
Some 4 billion years ago, Mars was more Earth-like, but it lost its magnetic field for unknown reasons. Then, the solar winds stripped the planet of its atmosphere. To escape, perhaps life traveled to Earth or seeded life via organic molecules on Martian meteorites.
Remarkably, there might be a physiological sign that Mars could be our original homeworld.
“When astronauts actually go into space, their circadian rhythms, their body clocks change from 24 hour days to a 24.9 hour day; and that happens to be the exact rotational period of a single day on Mars,” says the author Michael Bara.
Thus, Bara suggests it’s evidence humans going to Mars may be returning there after thousands of years.
Here on Earth, humans’ “body clock” may tend to cycle between 24.2 to 24.9 hours. With exposure to sunlight and a routine, it tends to stay synchronized to the 24-hour day. So, are night owls behaving more like a Martian?
See the clip from Ancient Aliens Season 16 below
Humans and ETs on Mars?
It sounds unreal, but some say astronauts and extraterrestrials currently have a base on the Red Planet. A few months ago, Haim Eshed, the Israeli space security chief for 30 years, claimed a secret underground base on Mars exists. There, American astronauts and ETs work together and have for years.
Of course, mainstream media may dismiss Eshed as crazy immediately, but we remain open-minded. After all, mainstream news is now routinely reporting on authentic UFOs.
Long, Ago, Eshed claims that the US government signed an agreement with extraterrestrials. If so, it might coincide with the stories about President Eisenhower in the mid-50s. According to Philip Schneider, a structural engineer with a high-level security clearance, Eisenhower made a pact with three alien species. (Schneider later died under highly suspicious circumstances.)
Regardless of whether these stories are true or not, a Martian base is inevitable. According to Nick Pope, former UFO investigator for the UK Ministry of Defence:
“I think the next few years are going to be absolutely pivotal in Mars research. We are seeing mission after mission and mission, and again, we might wonder, why?” said Pope.
As humans venture out into space, we’ll need a base.
“Is it because when humanity expands out into the cosmos, we are going to have to have a planetary base? Mars is a good place for that,” Pope continued.
A Martian Base
Certainly, it’s common sense that humans would need a base, and what would be better than our closest neighboring planet?
Similarly, former Air Force weather observer and contactee Charles Jame Hall claims there has long been an agreement with the government and “Tall White” ETs.
In exchange for exoplanets to colonize, the Tall White extraterrestrials wanted help building bases for their occasional use, claims Hall.
Notably, Eshed suggested that the common use of spacecraft may be the milestone when ETs deem humanity worthy of further contact.
Recently, researchers published a study that enormous lava tubes on Mars would make suitable temporary hideouts for astronauts. Similar tunnels on the Moon may also serve as protection from radiation. Perhaps, astronauts may find life is already taking shelter there? If not American astronauts and ETs, then more likely, some extraterrestrial extremophile microbes.
A ( Deadly) Voyage to Mars
Today, NASA is partnered with SpaceX, which beat out two other private companies to win a $2.89 billion contract to get astronauts to the Moon. If successful, it will the first time NASA astronauts will walk on the Moon since 1972. Eventually, NASA hopes to fly people as well as supplies and materials to the Moon and beyond.
Effectively, NASA shifted both the cost and risk to the private space-flight company.
Recently, SpaceX founder Elon Musk made some interesting comments on Earth Day 2021. A casual and barefoot Musk spoke with Peter Diamandis, who is launching a competition with a $100 million prize. The XPRIZE Carbon Removal competition is the largest incentive prize in history to tackle the biggest threats facing humanity on Earth: climate change and rebalancing Earth’s carbon cycle.
“Going to Mars reads like that advert for Shackleton going to the Antarctic. You know it is dangerous, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s a long journey,” said Musk.
Then, Musk suggested dying for the glorious adventure would all be worth it. Certainly, that’s easy to say if he’s not aboard the spacecraft.
“You might not come back alive, but it is a glorious adventure, and it will be an amazing experience.
“Yeah, honestly, a bunch of people will probably die in the beginning.”
“It’s tough going over there.”
See the full interview from Tesla Intelligence UK below
Today, Mars is barren, but there are plans to terraform the planet. Perhaps, it will return it to its more Earth-like conditions from the distant past.
If Elon Musk has his way, the planet could be warmed by exploding nuclear bombs over the Martian polar ice caps. Then, the radiation created would escape into space, he suggests.?
One almost sees a pattern of recklessness.
Otherwise, scientists have ideas to redirect comets or asteroids to hit Mars. So, maybe it’s not so crazy? For ancient astronaut theorists, such an idea may have been carried out by extraterrestrials in Earth’s past.
In short, Mars’ current state is the opposite of Earth today. While we have too much carbon dioxide due to our activities, the Red Planet doesn’t have nearly enough to create beneficial global warming. It’s too bad we can’t export our excess CO2 to Mars, though it still wouldn’t be nearly enough.
Currently, NASA’s Perseverance Rover’s MOXIE experiment aims to change what little CO2 there is on Mars to oxygen. Since the amount would be so small, a more feasible plan may be to export oxygen-creating extremophile microorganisms from Earth. Some 2.5 billion years ago, it was similar cyanobacteria that created our oxygen-rich atmosphere.
Unfortunately, NASA determined in 1976 that using microorganisms to create a breathable atmosphere might take thousands of years. Moreover, since Mars has lost its magnetic field, it would be a lost cause anyway.
Therefore, the first problem is fixing Mar’s magnetic field. But how?
Mar’s Magnetic Field
Interestingly, according to the Planetary Society:
“While we don’t have the technology to churn the core of a planet faster to revive its magnetic field, NASA’s Chief Scientist Dr. Jim Green and his colleagues have theorized that a magnetic field placed at point called L1 between the Sun and Mars, where their gravities roughly cancel out, could in theory encompass Mars and protect it from the solar wind.”
Currently, Green says scientists can already place a weak field at the stable Sun-Mars L1 Lagrange point. (2,000 Gauss) So, if they can figure out how to make the magnetic field stronger ( more like 10,000 Gauss), it could work.
Again, talk about saving the Martian atmosphere harkens back to the ancient astronaut theory. To save the atmosphere on their home planet, the Anunnaki came to Earth to mine for gold. Then, they used the gold in some unknown way to protect their atmosphere. Perhaps, they were creating a protective magnetic field? Maybe it’s not so far-fetched after all?
See more about Lagrange points from Spacedock
Martians Returning Home
If all went well, then Mars might become more Earth-like again. However, due to the lower gravity, conditions would likely be similar to living in the Himalayan mountains. Think: cold with thin, oxygen-low air.
Maybe, just maybe, the ETs found conditions there just perfect.
Considering everything, it seems like a better bet to restore the environment here on the Blue Planet before we head on over to the Red one. Nevertheless, seeing astronauts on Mars seems inevitable in our quest to find other life in the universe.
As when we arrived on the Moon, humans will become the extraterrestrials, if not Martians returning home.
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