Apr 03, 2008
Conventional theory states that
Phobos has been marred by repeated meteor impacts, but could
electricity have played a significant role?
is the largest of the two moons of Mars.
is so small that studying its surface has been problematic for
astronomers because it cannot be readily observed from Earth. Only
the Viking 2 orbiter captured close up images.
on the other hand, has been examined by Earth stations and by
satellites sent to Mars orbit.
In the image above, Stickney crater is
visible - a ten kilometer-wide excavation that is nearly the
size of Phobos. In
Thunderbolts Picture of the Day articles, objects with
almost as large
as themselves have been discussed. As we pointed out, the
"impact" craters should have blasted the asteroids into
fragments, but little sign of the collisions is visible
other than the craters. In the case of Phobos, the moon is
28 by 20 kilometers in size, so the crater is nearly half as
big! By what scientific measure can we conclude that
smashing the moon with an impact of that size will not
Some astronomers have reported that the
striations and fracture lines evident around Stickney
demonstrate that the moon did undergo severe shock and that
it was distorted by the impact of whatever formed the
crater. However, on closer examination it was revealed that
the striations are, in reality,
chains of small craters.
No "fracture lines" are visible - no cracks as if from a
titanic shock wave passing through the moon's body. In fact,
the area surrounding the crater is rounded and smooth with
no large blast debris (although the moon is covered with
almost a meter of finely divided dust).
Because Phobos is in the same size range as
some asteroids such as
and it exhibits features like the
relatively gigantic craters
that are endemic to those bodies, what is the common event
that creates such similar structures without obliterating
the objects in the first place? The answer is electricity.
In past reviews of Mars, for example, we have
shown that it appears to have been immersed in a plasma
flame sufficiently large to gouge out
in a relatively short period. Gigatons of rock and dust were
literally ejected from the planet and thrown into space at
escape velocity. Blocks of stone as large as Manhattan
Island look like they fell from a great height and shattered
on impact, leaving fields of enormous boulders with sharp,
angular edges covering hundreds of square miles. Could it be
that Phobos, Deimos, Ida and the rest are also the remnants
of that overwhelming cataclysm?
In our potential scenario, the thunderbolts
that carved up Mars threw these big chunks of its crust into
orbit, as well as into long ellipses around the sun. While
ramming through the electrical fields involved with the EDM
process, they were smoothed and eroded by the arcs. The
result is that Phobos and the asteroids mentioned are
covered in dust, have little or no large boulders, are
defined by huge craters and look like they're
Phobos does have one unique boulder, but its placement and
size are a
conclusion, Phobos and Deimos appear to be the remains of a
catastrophic event that electrically devastated their parent
planet, leaving them as wandering orphans forever looking
down on what was once their home.
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