[May 20, 1996] -- Two prominent researchers of the so-called "Face on Mars" will present scientific papers at the May 23-25 meeting of the respected Society for Scientific Exploration in Charlottesville, Virginia, reporting new work that strengthens the claim that some surface features of the Cydonia region of Mars may be of artificial origin. The two papers will be presented by Dr. Mark J. Carlotto, author of "The Mars Enigmas," and archeologist Dr. James F. Strange.
Summarizing his findings, Carlotto said, "A body of evidence exists that strongly supports the hypothesis that these objects are artificial."
Meanwhile, Dr. Stanley V. McDaniel, author of the much-praised "McDaniel Report" on the Mars anomalies, has just posted at his web site a report on new work done by Dr. Horace Crater, a physicist at the University of Tennessee Space Institute, which demonstrates a high probability that a group of small "mounds" in the vicinity of the so-called "D&M pyramid" and "city" in the Cydonia region are arranged according to tetrahedral geometry. Crater has confirmed and expanded a claim made less rigorously by Richard Hoagland that the angle of 19.5 degrees turns up again and again in the arrangement of these unusual structures. After very careful measurements and comparisons of these findings with other features on Mars, Dr. Crater arrived at the conclusion that the odds of finding such frequent occurrence of the 19.5 degree angle in natural structures is on the order of 200 million to one, strongly suggesting that the structures are artificially arranged.
Dr. McDaniel assisted Dr. Crater in this latest work.
Crater, McDaniel, Carlotto and Strange all agree that the latest findings do not prove that anything artificial exists on the surface of Mars. However, they say there is now a very strong argument for re-examining the entire Cydonia region during the next series of NASA missions to Mars, starting in 1997. NASA officials had refused to assign any priority to examining the Cydonia region during the planning of the ill-fated Mars Observer mission that apparently suffered a catastrophic failure on approach to Mars in August of 1993.
More information on the new papers of Carlotto and Strange can be found at the web site of the Journal for Scientific Exploration,
http://www.jse.com, and at Mark Carlotto's home page, http://www.psrw.com/~markc/marshome.html. The full text of Dr. McDaniel's report on his latest work with Dr. Crater can be found at http://ourworld.compuserve.com:80/homepages/mcdrpt/ under the title "New research suggests artificiality."
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