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The Message of Cydonia

                           The "Message of Cydonia":
          First Communication from an Extraterrestrial Civilization?

                            By Richard C. Hoagland*
                              and Erol O. Torun @

                              [Copyright (C) 1989
                             All Rights Reserved]


        In 1976   an   unmanned   NASA   Viking  spacecraft  successfully
   photographed the surface of the planet  Mars.   In  the  subsequent 13
   years, a mystery has loomed . . . a mile-long, 1500-ft  high  humanoid
   "face" discovered in  a  northern  Martian  desert  called  "Cydonia."
   Initially dismissed by NASA as "a  trick  of  light  and  shadow," new
   analysis presented here reveals a far more complex  situation,  and  a
   far more significant conclusion:

        The "face" and its surrounding "enigmatic landforms" appear to be
   a carefully layed   out,   highly-sophisticated,  redundantly  encoded
   "mathematical and geometric CETI message"  on the Martian landscape --
   in the tradition of century-old proposals by Gauss, Lockyer, et al..

        This paper presents the evidence whereby the authors have reached
   this "radical conclusion."  We -- one of us a former  NASA consultant,
   the other a  geomorphologist  --  detail  the  extensive  geodedic and
   mathematical analysis of "the Face"  we  have  conducted over the past
   several years: specifically,  its  geometric  relationship  to  other,
   equally enigmatic objects  in  the  immediate vicinity.  This evidence
   includes multiple appearances of two  specific mathematical constants:
   "e" and "pi," derived by angular measurement of the  placement  of key
   morphological objects around the "face" and the discovery of redundant
   angles and derived  constants  from  that  placement.   We  have  also
   discovered the two  constants --  "e"  and  "pi"  --  "coded"  in  the
   geodedic siting latitude of the "complex" on the planet.

        It is  this  multiple,  diversified,  but  converging   geodedic,
   geometric and mathematical evidence that, in the authors' opinion, now
   robustly supports the "radical conclusion" presented above.

        The geometry  and  mathematical  constants  we have discovered at
   Cydonia appear to  be  a highly-specific  communication  of  "embedded
   tetrahedral geometry."  It's   apparent   purpose:    the    geometric
   prediction of a specific geodedic latitude -- 19.5 degrees N. and S. -
   - resulting from  the  location  of  the  vertices of a "circumscribed
   tetrahedran" rotated inside  a planetary  or  stellar  sphere.    This
   conclusion is reinforced  by  the geomorphological  observation  of  a
   major "tetrahedral pyramid"  at Cydonia -- connected geometrically (by
   a 19.5-degree angle offset to the local  geodedic meridian) to equally
   obvious morphological representations of "spheres" at Cydonia itself.

        The purpose of all this appears to be to direct attention towards
   "something occurring at these two specific planetary latitudes."  When
   examined by the authors, using published geodedic planetary  maps from
   NASA and U.S  Geological  Survey sources, these latitudes are observed
   to be associated with a hitherto unknown  planetary and stellar energy
   phenomenon -- blatantly  emerging at these specific  latitudes  --  on
   astronomical objects all  across  the solar system, including the Sun.
   Further, the appearance of these "energy outpourings" seems to be
   modulated by the  polarity  of the  planetary  (or  stellar)  magnetic
   dipole moment --  raising, in the author's minds, the possibility that
   the "message" is attempting to direct us to a verifiable astrophysical
   manifestation of a  basic,  "unified   field,"   connecting  planetary
   angular momentum, gravity,  and electromagnetism with  surface  energy

        The possibility that "the message" is directing us to, not merely
   energy transfer but  energy  generation,  is  also  considered in this
   paper.  Several convergent observations  of  the  outer  planets, most
   recently from Voyager 2, are presented to buttress our contention that
   we may be  looking  at  a  new astrophysically - significant  form  of
   energy.  Evidence is  also  presented that some manifestations of this
   energy may be altering the local "gravitational  space-time metric" --
   consistant with current  theoretical  interpretations  of  tetrahedral
   mathematics by specialists,  as  "representative of higher-dimensional

        The implications of these "real world" geophysical manifestations
   of "unified field  tetrahedral  mathematics"  --  specific,  localized
   energy release on  planetary  surfaces, apparently unrecognized  until
   the "Cydonia tetrahedral  mathematics"  were decoded by the authors --
   are profound: ranging from a possible  breakthrough  in the centuries-
   long search for a Unified Field Theory connecting the  four  elemental
   forces of Nature;  to  possible  technological  applications  of  this
   knowledge -- including a new energy  source,  and  possibly,  ultimate
   control of gravity itself.

        We conclude  by  urging immediate verification  of  the  "Cydonia
   Message," via the  1992  unmanned Mars Observer spacecraft, as well as
   detailed follow-up to our preliminary work presented here.

               * The Mars Mission: Box 981, Wytheville, VA 24382
                @ The Defense Mapping Agency: McLean, VA 22102

                      (PAPER TO BE UPLOADED SHORTLY....)

                    Contributed to KeelyNet by Lance Oliver
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