TMA-1: The Martian Artifact. A Sign of Intelligent Life on Mars. A Martian Sculpture Depicts "The Eye of Mars"
by FarOutRadio Featured Columnist, Robert Morningstar
"For all the World to See…"
"TMA-1: The Martian Artifact" was originally presented at The 2nd Annual Regional Mini-Technical Conference of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) held at Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD on October 30th, 2004. "TMA-1" was revised in October 2005 and September 26th – October 1st, 2006 in order to incorporate supporting material released recently by NASA/JPL under new public information policies initiated by Dr. Michael Griffin, former President of AIAA, and new Director of NASA.
"The first requirement of a scientist is that he be curious.
He should be capable of being astonished and eager to find out."
Dr. Erwin Schrodinger
(Pioneer in Quantum Mechanics and philosopher of science)
I am writing today to relate to you details of a remarkable discovery made on the planet Mars by the Mars Opportunity Rover in March 2004.