(12-10-2012, 02:57 PM)Anonymous Kritter Wrote:
The prestigious European Space Agency has declared Phobos, the mysterious Martian moon, to be artifical. At least one-third of it is hollow and it’s origin is not natural, but alien in nature. The ESA is Europe’s counterpart to NASA. Could this revelation motivate NASA to release the secrets it’s harboring? Don’t count on it…
The ESA page doesn't appear to exist.
35% of the satellite is voids. The usual interpretation is that the interior is odd shaped blocks with lots of space between them. The conspiracy explanation is that the core is hole and it is a artificial satellite.
Don't know - space debris thumping into it should have compacted it.
The Russians had two probes that failed to photograph it. One of the probes had a impactor. Losing two probes is odd but there are mundane explanations.
There is a large rock on the surface the the conspiracy theorists say is a monolith.
There is some mystery to it. Until someone puts an impactor into it so we know what it it made of we won't know.