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2014-02-20 02:33:42 AM  
One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

I challenge that evaluation.
 
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2014-02-20 03:16:27 AM  

phlegmmo: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

I challenge that evaluation.


But you don't understand, he's an EXPERT.  Just because his field of expertise is imaginary, doesn't mean he's wrong...  Oh, wait it does.
 
2014-02-20 07:10:22 AM  

phlegmmo: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

I challenge that evaluation.


Fast you are.
 
2014-02-20 07:12:44 AM  
It's almost like the human brain is wired to recognize and interpret human faces. No way this biological software could be fooled by some appropriately scaled and positioned marks... :-)
 
2014-02-20 07:13:47 AM  
I always wonder if these nuts actually believe the crap they spew or if they know its crap and just want to use it to make a few bucks.
 
2014-02-20 07:15:40 AM  
Get back to me when they find a streetlight.
 
2014-02-20 07:18:15 AM  
I for one am VERY glad that he got this information out there before NASA covered it up. There's no way they'll be able to hide the truth now!

I mean, This guy's like Snowden, amirite?
 
2014-02-20 07:19:04 AM  
resources2.news.com.au

no nws warning for this?!??
 
2014-02-20 07:20:16 AM  
This just in: Alien buildings found on the surface of Mercury

Nah, that's just normal decomposition.
 
2014-02-20 07:24:31 AM  
One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

From -280F at night to 800F during the daytime.

Do these cities only come out at night?
 
2014-02-20 07:25:55 AM  
Well, that proves it.
 
2014-02-20 07:29:43 AM  
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com

Naw. It's just the wrong kind of cougar on my Cougar.
 
2014-02-20 07:30:34 AM  
As someone who used to live on Mercury, getting a kick.
 
2014-02-20 07:31:21 AM  
Ha, that Mercury face looks like Putin, and pissed, I guess the face already heard the Russian Hockey team is out without a medal...

/I don't care how long ago these picture were taken, like this guy not caring about being taken seriously.
 
2014-02-20 07:32:11 AM  

Xanlexian: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

From -280F at night to 800F during the daytime.

Do these cities only come out at night?


Mercury is tidally locked and has a rotation period the same as it's year: 88 days. One side is always being broiled by the sun, the other in perpetual darkness.
 
2014-02-20 07:33:51 AM  
I stared and stared, and can't see a goddamned thing in any of the presented images, aside from normal surface features like craters... The red circles are no help at all! Is this like one of those MagicEye things, where you have to squint and look at it just right? Is there a hidden schooner or something?
 
2014-02-20 07:35:01 AM  

RobSeace: Is there a hidden schooner or something?


I thought it was a sailboat.
 
2014-02-20 07:35:10 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Xanlexian: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

From -280F at night to 800F during the daytime.

Do these cities only come out at night?

Mercury is tidally locked and has a rotation period the same as it's year: 88 days. One side is always being broiled by the sun, the other in perpetual darkness.


Actually, you could use that:  Put a settlement on the dark side of the terminator, and run pipes with some kind of working fluid to collectors on the sunlit side.  Use the temperature differential to heat and power the settlement.
 
2014-02-20 07:38:34 AM  

Bonanza Jellybean: [resources2.news.com.au image 650x488]

no nws warning for this?!??


I almost got fired once for JPEG artifacting.
 
2014-02-20 07:39:12 AM  
Whether or not he is right or wrong, I find it amazing how many people are eagerly willing to dismiss the idea of intelligent life out there. It's the same people that mock religion on a daily basis . It's like certain people won't be satisfied unless we humans are alone in our little corner of out galaxy , where we can be pretentious and sneer at one another daily .
 
2014-02-20 07:41:00 AM  

dittybopper: Actually, you could use that:  Put a settlement on the dark side of the terminator, and run pipes with some kind of working fluid to collectors on the sunlit side.  Use the temperature differential to heat and power the settlement.


Absolutely. But then you'd have to ask yourself why anyone would want to live on a barren rock, in perpetual darkness, with no atmosphere, and instant flaming death just over the horizon.
 
2014-02-20 07:43:52 AM  
Richard Hoagland made a fortune off of the Face on Mars story. I thought Mercury was poisonous?
 
2014-02-20 07:44:58 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: dittybopper: Actually, you could use that:  Put a settlement on the dark side of the terminator, and run pipes with some kind of working fluid to collectors on the sunlit side.  Use the temperature differential to heat and power the settlement.

Absolutely. But then you'd have to ask yourself why anyone would want to live on a barren rock, in perpetual darkness, with no atmosphere, and instant flaming death just over the horizon.


What better place to study a star?
 
2014-02-20 07:46:04 AM  
Are the apartments cheaper than those apartments in North Dakota in the thread above?
 
2014-02-20 07:47:18 AM  
Tholians... it's gotta be Tholians.

/Loskeeeeeene!!!
 
2014-02-20 07:49:08 AM  
So hot there. Better check structures for asbestos before entering.
 
2014-02-20 07:49:12 AM  

MagicMissile: Whether or not he is right or wrong, I find it amazing how many people are eagerly willing to dismiss the idea of intelligent life out there. It's the same people that mock religion on a daily basis . It's like certain people won't be satisfied unless we humans are alone in our little corner of out galaxy , where we can be pretentious and sneer at one another daily .


I'm not dismissing the possibility of intelligent life out in the universe. As far as I'm concerned it's a certainty. I just think that Mercury is absolutely the last place I'd look for it.

Also, what's wrong with mocking religion? All they have to do to get me on their team is present some evidence other than a pack of third had eyewitness accounts from a couple thousand years ago written in a dead language. All I'm asking for is for is one verifiable case of god healing a single amputee. Writing "I AM" in twenty mile high letters of fire on the moon would be nice and wouldn't be much trouble for an omnipotent being who was actually interested in being known but I'll settle for a single amputee.
 
2014-02-20 07:50:05 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: dittybopper: Actually, you could use that:  Put a settlement on the dark side of the terminator, and run pipes with some kind of working fluid to collectors on the sunlit side.  Use the temperature differential to heat and power the settlement.

Absolutely. But then you'd have to ask yourself why anyone would want to live on a barren rock, in perpetual darkness, with no atmosphere, and instant flaming death just over the horizon.


People live in the mideast, don't they?
 
2014-02-20 07:51:14 AM  

You Are All Sheep: What better place to study a star?


Some place you could actually look at it? I guess you could take measurements of the magnetic field and maybe get samples of the solar winds but you can do that just as well from a much safer distance.
 
2014-02-20 07:55:20 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: RobSeace: Is there a hidden schooner or something?

I thought it was a sailboat.


You might be right about a boat on the right side, but the one on the left is a dinghy.

resources2.news.com.au
 
2014-02-20 07:55:23 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: RobSeace: Is there a hidden schooner or something?

I thought it was a sailboat.


You dumb son of a biatch, it's a schooner.
 
2014-02-20 07:55:43 AM  
I was surprised at the length of that article. I quickly quit reading, but scanning down its length, I noticed that they were presenting difficulties to this "theory." What a waste of add space. The headline got the clicks, no need to waste valuable page space actually evaluating this nonsense.
 
2014-02-20 07:58:42 AM  
mikesgreatfinds.com
 
2014-02-20 07:59:31 AM  
excuse me while I kiss the sky
 
2014-02-20 07:59:31 AM  
i.imgur.com

www.reactiongifs.com
 
2014-02-20 08:16:12 AM  

MagicMissile: Whether or not he is right or wrong, I find it amazing how many people are eagerly willing to dismiss the idea of intelligent life out there. It's the same people that mock religion on a daily basis . It's like certain people won't be satisfied unless we humans are alone in our little corner of out galaxy , where we can be pretentious and sneer at one another daily .


I mock religion on a daily basis and think there is intelligent life in the universe, just that there is a 0% chance that this is that life.
 
2014-02-20 08:18:52 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: Xanlexian: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

From -280F at night to 800F during the daytime.

Do these cities only come out at night?

Mercury is tidally locked and has a rotation period the same as it's year: 88 days. One side is always being broiled by the sun, the other in perpetual darkness.


Mercury isn't tidally locked. It completes one rotation on its axis every 187 days. The fact that it goes around the Sun in exactly half that period makes the whole light/dark cycle pretty interesting.
 
2014-02-20 08:18:58 AM  
Turns out Mercury isn't tidally locked; it rotates three times for every two revolutions around the sun. So no sweet spot, temperature-wise, at a permanent terminator line.
On the other hand, its tiny axial tilt does promise the possibility of reasonable conditions at the poles. Maybe.
At any rate it's better than Venus.
 
2014-02-20 08:19:35 AM  
Grainy Photos +  Pareidolia + Unstable Brain =

static4.fjcdn.com
 
2014-02-20 08:22:10 AM  

broberds: Turns out Mercury isn't tidally locked; it rotates three times for every two revolutions around the sun. So no sweet spot, temperature-wise, at a permanent terminator line.
On the other hand, its tiny axial tilt does promise the possibility of reasonable conditions at the poles. Maybe.
At any rate it's better than Venus.


Venus was Earth temp a few million years back. And don't forget the tops of the clouds are like 50F. I would look for Bespin.
 
2014-02-20 08:23:12 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: broberds: Turns out Mercury isn't tidally locked; it rotates three times for every two revolutions around the sun. So no sweet spot, temperature-wise, at a permanent terminator line.
On the other hand, its tiny axial tilt does promise the possibility of reasonable conditions at the poles. Maybe.
At any rate it's better than Venus.

Venus was Earth temp a few million years back. And don't forget the tops of the clouds are like 50F. I would look for Bespin.


Err Cloud City
 
2014-02-20 08:24:15 AM  

dittybopper: Monkeyhouse Zendo: Xanlexian: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

From -280F at night to 800F during the daytime.

Do these cities only come out at night?

Mercury is tidally locked and has a rotation period the same as it's year: 88 days. One side is always being broiled by the sun, the other in perpetual darkness.

Actually, you could use that:  Put a settlement on the dark side of the terminator, and run pipes with some kind of working fluid to collectors on the sunlit side.  Use the temperature differential to heat and power the settlement.


I think it's the Night's Dawn trilogy where the illegal antimatter factories are stationed over stars like that. The ΔT being massive.

On earth I've seen a suggestion of using ammonia as a working fluid between ocean surface and the deep. 70's design, I suspect enough use would screw up ocean currents.
 
2014-02-20 08:26:04 AM  

give me doughnuts: Mercury isn't tidally locked. It completes one rotation on its axis every 187 days. The fact that it goes around the Sun in exactly half that period makes the whole light/dark cycle pretty interesting.


Holy shiat, you're right. I've been carrying around that bit of misinformation for close to forty years. Thanks.
 
2014-02-20 08:32:28 AM  
If you believe that you don't need a tinfoil hat, but a tinfoil sombrero.
 
2014-02-20 08:38:03 AM  
Monkeyhouse Zendo:
Mercury is tidally locked and has a rotation period the same as it's year: 88 days. One side is always being broiled by the sun, the other in perpetual darkness.

No it's not.  Mercury's sidereal day length is 58.6 (Earth) days.  It's year is 88 days.  It's solar day (time it would take for the sun to return to the same spot) is 176 days.
 
2014-02-20 08:44:37 AM  
Instead, it's the very nature of the Mariner 10 space probe's cameras

Mariner 10 has been space junk for almost forty years.  MESSENGER is what's orbiting Mercury.
 
2014-02-20 08:45:08 AM  
Space Penis.
 
2014-02-20 08:46:23 AM  
Meanwhile...on Mars. Star Trek symbols all over the planet? OK, now the Martians are just messing with us.

i.dailymail.co.uk

i.dailymail.co.uk
 
2014-02-20 08:48:38 AM  
They're here.

www.geekosystem.com
 
2014-02-20 09:02:00 AM  
Not unless their body is mostly something besides water
 
2014-02-20 09:02:04 AM  

Bonanza Jellybean: no nws warning for this?!??


What a red hot Mercurian penis may look like.
 
2014-02-20 09:02:11 AM  
The aliens must have moved from Mars after they were getting too much attention.

They'll probably next move to one of the moons of Jupiter just to get some privacy.
 
2014-02-20 09:07:50 AM  

neurothing: Monkeyhouse Zendo:
Mercury is tidally locked and has a rotation period the same as it's year: 88 days. One side is always being broiled by the sun, the other in perpetual darkness.

No it's not.  Mercury's sidereal day length is 58.6 (Earth) days.  It's year is 88 days.  It's solar day (time it would take for the sun to return to the same spot) is 176 days.


This.
Better (and more accurate) explanation.

Mercury is frickin wierd.
 
2014-02-20 09:19:48 AM  

LeroyB: They'll probably next move to one of the moons of Jupiter just to get some privacy.


All these worlds are yours except Europa. Attempt no landing there.
 
2014-02-20 09:23:16 AM  
This just in: Alien buildings found on the surface of Mercury

In related news, moonbats found in Australia.
 
2014-02-20 09:36:25 AM  

neurothing: Monkeyhouse Zendo:
Mercury is tidally locked and has a rotation period the same as it's year: 88 days. One side is always being broiled by the sun, the other in perpetual darkness.

No it's not.  Mercury's sidereal day length is 58.6 (Earth) days.  It's year is 88 days.  It's solar day (time it would take for the sun to return to the same spot) is 176 days.


So then we should really be looking for a civilization built on rails that moves with the day-night cycles.
 
2014-02-20 09:41:15 AM  

Oldiron_79: Not unless their body is mostly something besides water


You mean like MEAT?

mmmmmmm.....BBQ
 
2014-02-20 09:57:54 AM  

sxacho: neurothing: Monkeyhouse Zendo:
Mercury is tidally locked and has a rotation period the same as it's year: 88 days. One side is always being broiled by the sun, the other in perpetual darkness.

No it's not.  Mercury's sidereal day length is 58.6 (Earth) days.  It's year is 88 days.  It's solar day (time it would take for the sun to return to the same spot) is 176 days.

So then we should really be looking for a civilization built on rails that moves with the day-night cycles.


And we should watch for the mood swings when we make contact.  All that moving around would tend to give them a mercurial personality.
 
2014-02-20 10:13:31 AM  

Head_Shot: Oldiron_79: Not unless their body is mostly something besides water

You mean like MEAT?

mmmmmmm.....BBQ


They're made out of meat.
 
2014-02-20 10:17:13 AM  
So, tell me, when do the Masons and the Knights Templar get involved in all of this?

They seem to be involved in nearly every other mystery and treasure hunt on Earth so why not Mercury and Mars?

See, this is what happens when you give the Lunatic Fringe access to software without explaining -- in very simple words -- the limitations and occasional quirks.
 
2014-02-20 10:17:13 AM  

sxacho: neurothing: Monkeyhouse Zendo:
Mercury is tidally locked and has a rotation period the same as it's year: 88 days. One side is always being broiled by the sun, the other in perpetual darkness.

No it's not.  Mercury's sidereal day length is 58.6 (Earth) days.  It's year is 88 days.  It's solar day (time it would take for the sun to return to the same spot) is 176 days.

So then we should really be looking for a civilization built on rails that moves with the day-night cycles.


Or underground.
 
2014-02-20 10:20:11 AM  
Rik01:  See, this is what happens when you give the Lunatic Fringe access to software without explaining -- in very simple words -- the limitations and occasional quirks.

We all know they're out there.  They're in hiding.
 
2014-02-20 10:21:02 AM  
Keep trying. Eventually they WILL find an alien base somewhere (in a few hundred or thousand millenia).
 
2014-02-20 10:26:26 AM  

LeroyB: The aliens must have moved from Mars after they were getting too much attention.

They'll probably next move to one of the moons of Jupiter just to get some privacy.


We should attempt a landing on Europa, just to check.
 
2014-02-20 10:27:01 AM  

omgbears: LeroyB: They'll probably next move to one of the moons of Jupiter just to get some privacy.

All these worlds are yours except Europa. Attempt no landing there.


Damn you!
 
2014-02-20 10:28:11 AM  
Oldiron_79: Not unless their body is mostly something besides water

Shut up, ugly bag.
 
2014-02-20 10:29:28 AM  

Xanlexian: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

From -280F at night to 800F during the daytime.

Do these cities only come out at night?


There are animals on this planet in the deep seas that exist with one end near a vent where the water is 150F, and the other end where the water is near freezing.  If one organism could thrive is such extremes, it is not entirely unplausable that life could exist there.

However...  The temps listed there, are WAY more extreme.  I don't think there are many elements that could survive in a solid state in those conditions, let alone be stable enough to create living material.
Your point still stands.  I'm just playing devil's advocate.
 
2014-02-20 10:30:16 AM  

sxacho: neurothing: Monkeyhouse Zendo:
Mercury is tidally locked and has a rotation period the same as it's year: 88 days. One side is always being broiled by the sun, the other in perpetual darkness.

No it's not.  Mercury's sidereal day length is 58.6 (Earth) days.  It's year is 88 days.  It's solar day (time it would take for the sun to return to the same spot) is 176 days.

So then we should really be looking for a civilization built on rails that moves with the day-night cycles.


Nice.
 
2014-02-20 10:41:05 AM  

RedZoneTuba: And we should watch for the mood swings when we make contact.  All that moving around would tend to give them a mercurial personality.


www.woodworkingtalk.com
 
2014-02-20 11:06:58 AM  
Monkeyhouse Zendo

Also, what's wrong with mocking religion? All they have to do to get me on their team is present some evidence other than a pack of third had eyewitness account

I keep asking the same thing from the Church of A. Global Warming.

So far all i've gotten is denials about the predictions they keep getting wrong. It's like a doomsday cult that keeps pushing the drop dead date out and denying they were prepped to drink the kool-aid the last time date.
 
2014-02-20 11:10:27 AM  
Well, no doubt, it's a Crazy Little Thing.  Probably formed Under Pressure or A Kind of Magic. Part of a larger formation, it Wanted to Break Free.  It Will Rock You.
 
2014-02-20 11:33:33 AM  
This is like something from Hg Wells
 
2014-02-20 11:41:49 AM  
I've heard the real estate market on Mercury is hot and getting hotter. Good transportation and schools, and with today's low interest rates, well, you better move and move fast, before this opportunity passes you by.
 
2014-02-20 12:34:06 PM  
LOL this guy is a total moran!

It's not a city dumbass!

It's our new ultra high-security penitentiary facilites... I saw it on this documentary with Vin Diesel.

The privatized prison industry funded the endeavor with their exponentially increasing income.
 
2014-02-20 12:34:08 PM  

Xanlexian: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

From -280F at night to 800F during the daytime.

Do these cities only come out at night?


You mean you didn't realize that The Chronicles of Riddick was a documentary and that Mercury is actually Crematoria?

static2.wikia.nocookie.net

img.fark.net
 
2014-02-20 12:43:33 PM  
this site is totes legit

resources2.news.com.au
 
2014-02-20 12:47:11 PM  

washington-babylon: Xanlexian: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

From -280F at night to 800F during the daytime.

Do these cities only come out at night?

You mean you didn't realize that The Chronicles of Riddick was a documentary and that Mercury is actually Crematoria?

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 671x403]

[img.fark.net image 291x173]


Nice.
 
2014-02-20 12:52:33 PM  
Just to repeat, Mercurian PENIS!!
 
2014-02-20 01:38:20 PM  

Maul555: this site is totes legit

[resources2.news.com.au image 650x488]


The best part about that picture is the battlements on the walls. The number one threat to a moonbase is definitely going to be guys on horseback laying siege to it.
 
2014-02-20 01:41:56 PM  

Devolving_Spud: You might be right about a boat on the right side, but the one on the left is a dinghy.


And it's the cutest one in the Navy!
 
2014-02-20 02:26:36 PM  

Syrrh: Maul555: this site is totes legit

[resources2.news.com.au image 650x488]

The best part about that picture is the battlements on the walls. The number one threat to a moonbase is definitely going to be guys on horseback laying siege to it.


Hey it never hurts to plan ahead.  This thing was put in place for long term use, and just like the settlers that came to the new world brought horses with them, there will inevitably be moon horses too... it makes perfect sens if you just think about it a little bit...
 
2014-02-20 02:57:56 PM  
Quote from the video:

"...you probably can't see it very good..."

Yep, you got that right buddy.  Neither can you.
 
2014-02-20 04:29:10 PM  

Bonanza Jellybean: [resources2.news.com.au image 650x488]

no nws warning for this?!??


Clearly not Jewish.
 
2014-02-20 05:31:09 PM  
I'm still waiting on my moon diamonds. When am I going to get a lunar diamond?
 
2014-02-20 07:15:11 PM  

NFA: phlegmmo: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

I challenge that evaluation.

But you don't understand, he's an EXPERT.  Just because his field of expertise is imaginary, doesn't mean he's wrong...  Oh, wait it does.


So he's like a theologian or string theorist.
 
2014-02-20 07:16:29 PM  

Begoggle: This is like something from Hg Wells


Heh.
 
2014-02-21 08:16:13 AM  

Wrath of Heaven: washington-babylon: Xanlexian: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

From -280F at night to 800F during the daytime.

Do these cities only come out at night?

You mean you didn't realize that The Chronicles of Riddick was a documentary and that Mercury is actually Crematoria?

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 671x403]

[img.fark.net image 291x173]

Nice.

isnt that from Iron Sky
 
2014-02-21 09:03:42 AM  

SgtArkie: Wrath of Heaven: washington-babylon: Xanlexian: One UFO expert is convinced NASA photos show a city on the red-hot planet's surface.

From -280F at night to 800F during the daytime.

Do these cities only come out at night?

You mean you didn't realize that The Chronicles of Riddick was a documentary and that Mercury is actually Crematoria?

[static2.wikia.nocookie.net image 671x403]

[img.fark.net image 291x173]

Nice.
isnt that from Iron Sky


Was that supposed to be a joke? I... I... I think you might want to keep your day job. Some people just are not cut out to be comedians.
 
2014-02-21 11:35:08 AM  

Maul555: this site is totes legit

[resources2.news.com.au image 650x488]


sorry it was suppose to be this....Isnt that from iron sky?
 
2014-02-21 05:28:53 PM  

SgtArkie: Maul555: this site is totes legit

[resources2.news.com.au image 650x488]

sorry it was suppose to be this....Isnt that from iron sky?


yes it is
 
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