What may seem like the idea of a science fiction novel, it is actually the theory of Dr. John Brandenburg, a plasma physicist:
a thriving civilization existed on Mars, then wiped out by a nuclear attack by an alien invader. The scientist claims to have found evidence of two nuclear explosions on the surface of the planet. Then warns the land: even the Earth could suffer the same fate of Mars.
[ Daily Mail ] Those who will participate next Saturday at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society might be a bit 'surprised, given that in that context Dr John Brandenburg, plasma physicist, will present his disconcerting theory.
According to Brandenburg, the ancient inhabitants of Mars, known as Cydoniani and Utopians, were swept away by a series of nuclear explosions caused by another alien race, and evidence of the genocide would still visible today.
The beginnings of the theory of Brandenburg goes back to 2011, when the scientist suggested that the typical red color of Mars could be due to the thermonuclear explosions of natural origin.
"The high concentration of xenon-129 in the atmosphere, the presence of Krypron -80 and the over abundance of uranium and thorium found on the surface, compared with meteorites Mars , he tells us that the planet has undergone massive radiological events, which have created large amounts of isotopes and covered the surface with a thin layer of radioactive debris. These abnormalities may be the result of two large nuclear explosions abnormal occurred in the past of Mars, "says Brandenburg in the Journal of Cosmology and Astrophysics.
However, continuing his studies, Brandenburg has slowly convinced that the nuclear explosions had to be of artificial origin, up to assume the alien attack.
"Given the large amount of nuclear isotopes in the atmosphere, very similar to those produced by nuclear tests on Earth, Mars can be an example of civilization wiped out by a nuclear attack from space," he writes in his book " Death on Mars: The Discovery of a Planetary Nuclear Massacre ". The scientist also provides the location of the two hypothetical explosion:
An initial explosion would have wiped out the civilization in this region of Cydonia Mensae , and a second, less powerful, would rather destroy civilization settled in the region called Galaxias Chaos .
Brandenburg explains that once Mars had an atmosphere similar to Earth, and was rich in plant and animal life. In addition, there was the presence of intelligent life, advanced as much as the ancient Egyptians on Earth.
His belief is based on the analysis of the two regions, one of which is Cydonia, the site of the infamous "face" photographed by NASA's Viking 1 in 1976 . According to Brandenburg, this would be an artifact built by the ancient Martian civilization.
"The analysis of the images of the Odyssey, Mars Express and MRO show strong evidence of archaeological objects found in these sites," says Brandenburg. "Taken together, the data should be interpreted as those belonging to the scenario of an ancient massacre nuclear planetary".
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Finally , Brandenburg also warns that we should be afraid of an attack similar to our planet and to organize, as soon as possible, a manned mission to Mars to find out what really happened. "Providentially, we have a warning of this possible aspect of the universe," he writes.
Of course, the scientific community is far from inclined to give credit to the theory of John Brandenburg, which, however, seems to confirm some of the assumptions that Graham Hancock Robert Bauval and John Grigsby had already proposed in their 1998 book " The Enigma of Mars . "
According to the three researchers, the Red Planet appears ravaged by a terrible catastrophe that ended, in ancient times, life forms like terrestrial, as has also been suggested recently NASA, having discovered traces of fossilized microorganisms in a meteorite from Mars which separated 13,000 years ago.
The theory of Brandenburg seems to rest on firmer ground, though it still counts on too many speculations and on our current knowledge of the power of nuclear weapons.
Maybe what we are by the hypothesis of Brandenburg is a strong warning not to cause something similar to our beloved planet, and underlines the belief of many scientists that intelligent life could never identified at some point become extinct due to a cosmic catastrophe or through the self-destruction. Should