A plasma physicist has made claims that life on Mars was destroyed in a nuclear war.
Dr. John Brandenburg, who got his degree at UC Davis, said Mars had two different civilizations of alien humanoids called Cydonia and Utopia.
“Two great disasters happened on Mars,” he said, via Vice. “One here, and then an asteroid impact happened here, and Cydonia was right in between them. That’s puzzling. Why would so many bad things happen in one area of mars that just so happened to have archaeology on it?”
He made those claims back in 2011 but will present new research at an American Physical Society meeting in the coming weeks. He’ll also publish his findings in the Journal of Cosmology and Astrophysics.
He writes: “The high concentration of Xenon-129 atmosphere, the evidence from Krypton-80 and the detected pattern of excess abundance of Uranium and Thorium on Mars surface, relative to Mars meteorites, first seen by the Russians and now confirmed by the Mars Odyssey Spacecraft Gamma Ray Spectrometer, mean that the surface of Mars was apparently the site of massive radiological events, which created large amounts of signature isotopes and covered the surface with a thin layer of radioactive debris enriched in certain elements relative to its subsurface rocks.
“This pattern of phenomenon can be explained as due to two large anomalous nuclear explosions on Mars in the past.”
Brandenburg also will use photos taken from Mars rover Curiosity to try and back up his claims.
“Given the large amount of nuclear isotopes in Mars atmosphere resembling those from hydrogen bomb tests on Earth, Mars may present an example of civilization wiped out by a nuclear attack from space,” he told Vice.
“It is possible the Fermi Paradox means that our interstellar neighborhood contains forces hostile to young, noisy, civilizations such as ourselves,” he said.
“Such hostile forces could range from things as alien as AI (Artificial Intelligence) ‘with a grudge’ against flesh and blood, as in the movie Terminator, all the way to things as sadly familiar to us as a mindless humanoid bureaucrat like Governor Tarkin in Star Wars, eager to destroy planet Alderann as an example to other worlds.”