In a surprising new theory brought forth in a scientific study, a physicist has claimed that there was life and civilisation on Mars once upon a time, which was destroyed by a massive nuclear attack by aliens.
The so called ancient life on Mars was eradicated by the aliens, who were equipped with nuclear weapons, Dr. John Brandenburg, a plasma physicist and an expert in propulsion technologies, claimed. He further warned that an attack of similar nature and impact could also happen on Earth.
The bizarre theory was published in Journal of Cosmology and was titled 'Evidence of a Massive thermonuclear Explosion on Mars in the Past, The Cydonian Hypothesis, and Fermi's Paradox'. In the paper, Brandenburg writes that the red planet, during its period of 'Earth-like climate' biological evolution produced a humanoid civilisation leaving ruins at several sites.
"Data from these sites formed the basis for the Cydonian Hypothesis of an ancient, indigenous, approximately Bronze Age civilization on Mars," he said.
"Isotopic and gamma ray data from Mars has now revealed evidence that a massive mixed fusion-fission explosion happened on Mars near Cydonia Mensa. Evidence of a smaller explosion is also found near Galaxias Chaos. Taken together this assemblage of data suggests a possible planetary nuclear massacre occurred on Mars in the distant past," he theorised.
Citing evidence from Mars, the author said that two nuclear explosions occurred in two sites – the Cygonians and the Utopians. He said that the two places were annihilated by what appears to be nuclear bombs launched by highly advanced aliens, adding that the red colour of the surface of Mars was an evidence that a nuclear attack took place in the planet.
In a similar claim in 2011, Brandenburg had said the red colour could possibly be due to natural nuclear reaction or a nuclear device detonation. However, in his final paper that was presented in the 2014 Annual Fall Meeting of the American Physical Society Prairie Section in Monmouth, Illinois, he attributed the colour of the planet to nuclear attacks from aliens.
"Given the large amount of nuclear isotopes in Mars atmosphere resembling those from hydrogen bomb tests on Earth, Mars may present an example of civilisation wiped out by a nuclear attack from space," Brandenburg wrote in his paper.
"Providentially, we are forewarned of this possible aspect of the cosmos. The author therefore advocates that a human mission to Mars is mounted immediately to maximize knowledge of what occurred," he concluded.