There are two more curious images of Vesta I found browsing NASA's site, where the originals below are available here


and here:


We'll look at the last one first:

Now look at two very curious features, highlighted by the arrows below:

Note first the almost straight line that the ridge runs in, towards the large crater at the top center-left of the picture, then note the crater that looks like it has been "stretched" toward the top of the ridge. While there might be any number of explanations of these unusual features, it is again worth nothing that mother nature rarely operates in straight lines. The  stretching - if that's what it is - may be due to enormous tidal influences but one would expect to find similar other features if that were the case, and in this picture at least, one does not. So it is an unusual feature.

Then we have this:

I have to admit this one I find perhaps the most perplexing of them all, and even to admit perhaps I'm seeing things...now look at the feature highlighted by the arrow:

What struck me was the almost checkerboard pattern of the crater impacts visible here, and if one looks, it forms a rectangle, with sides to the left, underneath, and coming up the right beneath the arrow. Whatever one makes of all these features, Vesta is a strange little world indeed.

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. bdw on September 13, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Hey Joe: I humbly suggest considering the “Electric Universe” view of any strangle images of comets, asteroids, the moon, and Mars. It is my opinion (yes, I admit that) that Occam’s razor tends to favor the EU explanation for a lot of things.


    In that subject index, check out asteroids, craters, rilles, Moons (earth), or anything else that catches your eye.

    If you have serious critiques of EU theory (as in, you think you can beat them in an argument), I am serious when I say I would love to hear them. If you do not have any serious critiques, then I suggest that you will be assisted a great deal in your researches if you at least consider the EU approach when dealing with any astronomical anomalies. I am not suggesting that you blindly believe whatever they say, just that you look through the EU lense at anomalies and see if it makes sense (and make sure you can refute the EU view of the anomaly).

    I repeat that I would love to hear any refutations you have of EU theory.

    • bdw on September 13, 2011 at 7:22 pm

      If you need some way to gauge whether or not to check out the EU folks, I am a huge fan of your work, a HUGE fan. And yet, it is obvious that you rarely deliver a slam dunk in your arguments. They are fascinating, yes, and even VERY convincing much of the time, but they are rarely slam dunks. That should give you some way to understand where I am coming from.

      And my opinion of the EU folks is that they do deliver slam dunks in most of their arguments. They simply win the arguments hands down.

    • Joseph P. Farrell on September 13, 2011 at 10:17 pm

      Actually I am quite amenable to the plasma cosmology

  2. 88Eddie on September 9, 2011 at 9:16 am

    We love you, but you need to relax soon. There’s nothing there. I don’t see anything remarkable at the tips of any of these arrows, in this post or the last one. Please, please, please don’t end up like this chap:

    • romanmel on September 10, 2011 at 1:27 am

      This guy on the Ancient Aliens show is a member of ATS, as am I, and he is a rabid anti-Christian, mocking anyone who is a believer. His views are beyond reasonable doubt and border on hatred. I don’t think Dr Farrell is headed in his direction.

  3. Antoine on September 9, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Joseph, the first image looks like a photoshop job. A bit like you remove a part of an image then you stretch the rest to cover it up. It might look bad in the news if there was a huge swastika three miles long there, or anything else at that.No really, to me either its a photoshop ‘tuck-in’ or its as you think. In any cases I ain’t buying nobody’ been playing this cheddar…

  4. NoGreyAliens on September 8, 2011 at 11:37 am

    I find Nasa’s timing of all this to be the most interesting component of the mission. Nasa is calling this the “Dawn Mission”. Unfortunately, I cannot see anything unusual in the pictures. This is always been my shortcoming in regards to Hoaglands pics of the face on Mars. I just don’t or can’t see it. No offense. I have read the Cosmic War. And common sense would conclude that IF there is anything of truth in the Cosmic War scenario. There would have to be ruins out there all over the solar system.

    Dr Farrell,
    In your next News and Views from the Nefarium maybe you would be so kind as to speculate about all this. Why now? Why the name? What is the real objective? (I mean they are feeding us a steady stream of pictures).

  5. Nordman on September 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

    This is 2011 with computer-processing of images.

    What kind of image processing does NASA do 2011 ?
    NASA publish a picture in .jpg format, does anybody in NASA look
    at the pictuers they collect? Any analysis ?
    Come on NASA, show what you can do 2011.

  6. Citizen Quasar on September 8, 2011 at 6:27 am

    Comment won’t post. Why will this post?

  7. Citizen Quasar on September 8, 2011 at 6:27 am


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