I occasionally trawl through Richard Hoagland's Enterprise Mission site, not because I believe his theories but because it occasionally throws up anomalies in NASA and ESA space discoveries.
This little gem is one of his new foci. He believes it proves Phobos is man-made akin to his favourite theoretician Gene Roddenbery.
I think it displays all the hallmarks of plasma arc machining. It also brings into question the basic presumption of gravity equations the ESA used to make these statements about the mass of all celestial bodies.
This is the press release from ESA (European Space Agency)
General , Science 25 March, 2010 17:21
Radio science result from 2008 Phobos Flyby now accepted for publication
I’ve just heard that the technical paper discussing the mass and density of Phobos, as determined during the 2008 flyby, has been accepted by Geophysical Research Letters. The abstract is:
We report independent results from two subgroups of the Mars Express Radio Science (MaRS) team who independently analyzed Mars Express (MEX) radio tracking data for the purpose of determining consistently the gravitational attraction of the moon Phobos on the MEX spacecraft, and hence the mass of Phobos. New values for the gravitational parameter (GM=0.7127 ± 0.0021 x 10-³ km³/s²) and density of Phobos (1876 ± 20 kg/m³) provide meaningful new constraints on the corresponding range of the body's porosity (30% ± 5%), provide a basis for improved interpretation of the internal structure. We conclude that the interior of Phobos likely contains large voids. When applied to various hypotheses bearing on the origin of Phobos, these results are inconsistent with the proposition that Phobos is a captured asteroid
My interpretation is they are saying Phobos is hollow
And here is the image:
Hi Res images can be found here:http://www.esa.int/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/SEMK17CKP6G_1.html#subhead2
The question is what is really hollow the moon or the theory?
Fiction can't be proven. Fact can't be denied - Paul M