Meta Research press release
- Meta Research
PO Box 15186
Chevy Chase, MD 20825-5186
Date: April 3, 2001
Re: Artificial Structures on Mars
Washington, DC On Thursday, April 5, 2001 at 9 a.m., Meta Research
[<http://metaresearch.org>, ³About Meta Research² tab] will release new
findings that provide compelling evidence for the presence of artificial
structures on the planet Mars. The press conference will be held at the
National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC, in the main
room on the 13th floor.
Widely published astronomer, Dr. Thomas Van Flandern will take Q&A and
present findings representing contributions by dozens of researchers,
including physicists, geologists, engineers, and image processing
specialists from several organizations.
The presentation materials will include photographic evidence from the
NASA¹s Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft, as well as independent
photographic analysis. Several of these images have not previously been
made public. The main room of the National Press Club was chosen to
utilize its excellent video projection equipment.
Other topics to be discussed include the following:
ß the posture of NASA and its contractor, JPL, toward evidence of
ß difficulties in obtaining proper consideration from primary peer review
ß the urgent need for retargeting of the Mars Global Surveyor towards
specific areas of high interest in connection with potential artifacts
before the spacecraft runs out of maneuvering fuel later this year
Contact: Meta Research 202/362-9176 metares@...
Press packets will be available on April 5 at the National Press Club.
The press conference will be simulcast on the Internet worldwide at
****** OPEN LETTER TO NASA's Dan Goldin
PO Box 15186
Chevy Chase, MD 20825-5186
March 31, 2001
NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin
300 E Street, SW
Washington, DC 20546-0001
Dear Dr. Goldin:
This letter is to advise that Meta Research will be holding a press
conference in the main room of the National Press Club, 529 14th Street,
NW, Washington, DC, 13th floor, at 9:00 a.m. on 2001 April 5, of likely
interest to NASA. The title of the conference is ³Artificial structures
on Mars². Most of the evidence presented (in six different categories)
will be based on NASA/JPL/MSSS high-resolution imagery from the Mars
Global Surveyor spacecraft. You are cordially invited to attend, either
in person or via our live webcast, or to send a representative.
About 18 months ago, some of our team of research scientists
communicated that we had results of likely interest to the Head of the
Solar System Exploration program, Dr. Carl Pilcher. He indicated that it
was time for peer review. Our technical paper has now been reviewed by
dozens of experts in a variety of fields without any significant flaw
being detected. However, when we took this to Nature, and later to
Science, the paper was rejected without review based on subject matter
alone. In large measure, that happened because this subject matter
(artifacts on Mars) was inappropriately undermined by JPL¹s premature
release of a filtered image of the Cydonia Face mesa that seriously
misrepresents what the spacecraft saw on Mars. The use of a
detail-suppressing high-pass filter on an image where details are crucial
is documented at JPL¹s web site at
<http://mpfwww.jpl.nasa.gov/mgs/target/CYD1/index.html>. The properly
processed image of the Face mesa may be viewed at
proof_files/face443x443_6.2.00.mov>, which animates the corrections for
lighting and viewing angle. Our unpublished technical paper will be
included in the press kit.
We expect this press conference to be of interest to NASA because even a
disproof of artificiality would be a scientifically interesting and
revealing exercise; from which we are sure to learn things about
enigmatic geology that will play a vital role in understanding the
formation of Earth-like planetary bodies such as Mars. On the other hand,
a confirmation of artifacts would surely lead to increased public support
for NASA and immediate impetus for a manned mission to Mars.
Tom Van Flandern, Ph.D.
Research Astronomer: 202/362-9176
*So much to learn and so little time, will we ever find the truth?*