Re: Mars Superstorm: Aug 14 & 15th?
Date: 8/22/01 5:04:45 PM Pacific Daylight Time


Check out these temperature images taken by the MGS on Aug. 14th and 15th.
Some significant event must have taken place on Mars to create such a
massive and sudden disturbance in the temperature readings.  Again, the
disturbance patterns consistently take on the "appearance" of impacts.
Could there be any correlation between this event on Mars, (which has no
protective magnetosphere) and the proton burst which began on Aug 15th at
8:30pm EDT?  I suspect not, as this Mars event appears to have started on
the 14th and carried over into the 15th.   If it had been caused by the
proton blast, one would expect this event to have started no sooner than
the 15th or 16th, carrying into the 17th of Aug.  But it does not hurt to
investigate all possible explanations.

One possible concern I have regarding this graphic, which could be
misleading as to the actual surface locations of the observed "events", is
that a Martian day is 1.026 of an earth day.  Is the static surface detail
map and the dynamically mapped dust/temperature overlay both accurately
synchronized for the same rotational speed of Mars ?   Just asking, in case
anyone has the answer.

If this is accurate, then based on the observed rotational speed of the
dust fronts, which travel approximately 1/4 of the Martian equatorial
circumference, (5333.29 km) in a 24 hour period, the average observed wind
speed would be roughly 200 km/hour.  With the Martian atmosphere
"reportedly" being only 1/10th the density of Earth's, that would be
roughly equivalent in force to a 20 km\hour breeze here on Earth.  Now the
gravitation pull on Earth is roughly 2.65 times the gravity on Mars, so it
would take less wind force on Mars to suspend dust particles in it's
atmosphere.  So taking into account the apparent decrease in weight of the
average dust particle on Mars, a 20 km/h breeze should have roughly the
same effect as a 53 km/h gale force wind on Earth, which is certainly
capable of kicking up some dust.   But on this global scale?   I'm still
not convinced.

Date: 7/18/01 9:33:37 AM Pacific Daylight Time

Kent: What is going on with Mars? It is currently experiencing a global dust storm, the likes which have not been seen in several years [pic] [http://tes.la.asu.edu/]. However if you check out the MGS TES thermal imaging scans at 90 degrees, you will note what appears to be impacts, eruptions or explosions occurring in the lower hemisphere, marked by star patterns. Is this anomaly created by a fault in the MGS's thermal sensors, if so, why are they primarily clustered only in the lower 90 degree quadrant?

If these are the results of asteroid impacts, again why are they all clustered so tightly within one quadrant and not strung out around the planet, as was the case with the Shoemaker-Levi, Jupiter encounter. If it is a barrage of asteroid impacts, is Earth next? Could it be a series of huge volcanic eruptions? But why now, when Mars has been largely volcanically dormant for so long? Or... (reaching WAY out there) could it be part of an ongoing process to terraform Mars? The dust in the atmosphere helping to raise the planet's temperature significantly. Finally, there is a new Mars probe currently enroute to further explorer the red planet, which is due to enter Mars orbit this fall. Is this an attempt to block it's view? Possibly some of your sleuths can investigate further to find supporting or dismissive evidence for these questions and get to the bottom of this mystery. Regardless, I suggest everyone keep the eyes on Mars.

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Current PlanetoPhysical alterations of the Earth are becoming irreversible. Strong evidence exists that these transformations are being caused by highly charged material and energetic non-uniformity's in anisotropic interstellar space which have broken into the interplanetary area of our Solar System.

In its travel through interstellar space, the Heliosphere travels in the direction of the Solar Apex in the Hercules Constellation. On its way it has met (1960's) non-homogeneities of matter and energy containing ions of Hydrogen, Helium, and Hydroxyl in addition to other elements and combinations. This kind of interstellar space dispersed plasma is presented by magnetized strip structures and striations. The Heliosphere [solar system] transition through this structure has led to an increase of the shock wave in front of the Solar System from 3 to 4 AU, to 40 AU, or more. This shock wave thickening has caused the formation of a collusive plasma in a parietal layer, which has led to a plasma overdraft around the Solar System, and then to its breakthrough into interplanetary domains [5,6]. This breakthrough constitutes a kind of matter and energy donation made by interplanetary space to our Solar System.

Date: 8/7/01 12:15:53 PM Pacific Daylight Time

SLEUTHS: Almost exactly a year to the day prior to the beginning of the Marsn superstorm, comet 76P/West mysteriously went missing after a close encounter with the red planet. Is what we are seeing now, the delayed result of last year's encounter? If that is so, can we confirm if Phobos is currently still maintaining it's unstable, reverse orbit around Mars? It would also be interesting to see if any amateur radio astronomers can determine if the red planet's radiation levels are up significantly?

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Date: 8/1/01 12:55:40 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Dear Kent, I find it very strange that the media does not seem to want to cover anything going on in space (Mars) these last 2 months. Do you find it ironic these insane political scandals get massive coverage when there are other important things going on. Are they Cover to direct our attention away while the things they don't want the masses seeing are happening? Wake up America and focus on what's really going on!!!