Ancient Aliens

Season 6 Episode 16

Aliens and the Red Planet

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Aired Unknown Feb 21, 2014 on The History Channel
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Throughout human history, the planet Mars has captured our imagination. Ancient Egyptian astronomers were the first to record the red planet on a chart of the cosmos known as the Senenmut star map. Scholars believe Mars played an important role in Mayan astrology (described in the Dresden Codex). Modern translations of Sumerian and Babylonian origin myths record a cataclysmic event occurring on Mars. Is our fascination with Mars simply because of its striking red color and prominence in the night sky - or might we have a more profound extraterrestrial connection? For nearly 40 years now, probes have been sending information about Mars back to Earth. Photographs of the mysterious planet reveal mountain-like formations known as Twin Peaks and perhaps a strange, humanoid face carved into Martian rock. Has NASA found definitive signs of life that they're intentionally keeping hidden?

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