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Thomas Van Flandern in 2007

Thomas C Van Flandern (June 26, 1940 – January 9, 2009) was an American astronomer and author specializing in celestial mechanics. Van Flandern was a professional scientist, and outspoken proponent of non-mainstream views as related to astronomy, physics, and extraterrestrial life. He also published the non-mainstream Meta Research Bulletin. He died of colon cancer in Seattle, Washington.[1]

Face on MarsEdit

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Van Flandern was a prominent advocate of the belief that certain geological features seen on Mars, especially the Face on Mars, are not of natural origin, but were produced by intelligent extraterrestrial life; probably the inhabitants of a major planet once located where the asteroid belt presently exists, and which Van Flandern believed had exploded 3.2 million years ago.[2] The discussion of artificiality of the "face" was the topic of a chapter of his 1993 book: Dark Matter, Missing Planets and New Comets: Paradoxes Resolved, Origins Illuminated.[3] He also gave lectures on the subject.[4]

References Edit

Dr Tom Van Flandern's Mysterious Mars Lecture (1 of 3)

Dr Tom Van Flandern's Mysterious Mars Lecture (1 of 3)

  1. "Obituary". Sequim Gazette. January 21, 2009. http://www.sequimgazette.com/obituaries/article.exm/2009-01-21_obituaries. 
  2. "Proof that the Cydonia Face on Mars is Artificial". Metaresearch.org. Archived from the original on 2002-11-23. https://web.archive.org/web/20021123170349/http://www.metaresearch.org/solar%20system/cydonia/proof_files/proof.asp. 
  3. Tom Van Flandern (1993). Dark Matter, Missing Planets and New Comets: Paradoxes Resolved, Origins Illuminated. chapter 24. New Evidence for Artificiality at Cydonia on Mars: North Atlantic Books. Template:Citation/identifier. https://books.google.com/books?id=fq8trtkOvMEC&pg=PA417. 
  4. "Mysterious Mars". youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkXsQbaDg5g.