Dreams of Hoagland
- Richard C. Hoagland's doing it yet again. What's he doing? Well NASA
has been posting photos from the Cassini probe. Recently a bunch of
photographs have come back showing some oddball stuff on Saturn's moon
Iapetus. Ipaetus is the same moon that Arthur C. Clark used in his
original treatment of 2001: A Space Odyssey as a probable place for an
alien artifact. This is because Iapetus is very bright on one side and
rather dark on the other. We can see, thanks to the Cassini photos
that there is a large oblong patch on the moon's surface that causes
the changes in brightness.
But there are other strange things. A ridge extends for many hundreds
of miles, over twelve miles high, it's a "wall" according to Hoagland.
Well I'm no specialist in low gravity geology but I bet there could be
some natural process out there that could possible account for that. I
don't know what, a collision in the far past and material building up
around the equator might do it. But, Hoagland doesn't just see walls
on Iapetus, he's seeing square craters, huge ruin fields and
tremendous towers. Just like .just like!
The Earth's Moon and Mars! Looks like Earth is the only place in the
solar system that's just a boring ball of nickel-iron.
The Odd Emperor