A New Conspiracy Theory!

Yeah! Just when you thought all the good conspiracy theories were taken, here comes a new one.  According to the interweb, NASA is either intentionally blocking out portions of the image below, or there is a non-natural structure on the surface of Mercury.

Unnatural Anomaly Discovered On Mercury?

Can you see it?  Just to the right of Victoria Rupes Cliffs you should be able to an “unnatural” anomaly.  Here’s a close up for you.

Unnatural Anomaly Discovered On Mercury?

The image was taken by U.S. space probe MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry and Ranging), American automatic interplanetary station (AWS) for the study of Mercury. This image is a portion of the MDIS global mosaic basemap that was acquired during MESSENGER’s first year in orbit.

The theorist point out that nature never creates straight lines. Well, not exactly.  Nature does have a lot of straight lines, especially when discussing light direction and crystalline faces.  Also, slate is a rock that has straight lines due to its crystalline structure.  A monocot plant has veins that form straight and parallel lines.

So, there are straight lines in nature.  Then, the next obvious theory is that the image has been altered.  But if you take a closer look, the little rectangle isn’t really all that regular.  The lower right corner is off square (so to speak).  Most redactions don’t have squiggly lines in them.

So, will any logic apply?  Of course not! It wouldn’t be a good conspiracy theory without basely facts to rely on.

– Ex astris, scientia –

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4 thoughts on “A New Conspiracy Theory!

  1. Most conspiracy theorists are not hindered by a lack of knowledge on any thing. Most rely on “common sense”, which is often just inaccurate popular beliefs. Further most conspiracy theorists are incapable of using logic, refuse to consider contrary evidence and so on.

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