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.
Face on MarsEditFace 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. 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. He also gave lectures on the subject.
- ↑ "Obituary". Sequim Gazette. January 21, 2009. http://www.sequimgazette.com/obituaries/article.exm/2009-01-21_obituaries.
- ↑ "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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ "Mysterious Mars". youtube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkXsQbaDg5g.