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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


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