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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
                                 (214) 324-3501

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