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I found it interesting that a director of planetary science at NASA would state that an unknown catastrophe occurred on Mars. That reminded me of what Quentin had told us forty years ago and I simply wanted to document that I personally heard it.
"In September, 2015, CNN published a story that stated "Eons ago, ancient Mars had “an extensive atmosphere,” along with “an ocean two-thirds the size of the northern hemisphere and a mile deep,” said Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA said during a press conference on Monday. After an unknown catastrophe, “Mars suffered a major climate change and lost its surface water,” Green explained. "
In the spring of 1977 I took a course in astronomy at the San Diego City College (which was just down the street from the San Diego Org). I do not recall the professor saying anything about an atmosphere on Mars, much less how it was lost.
My question for those smarter than me; was the information about an atmosphere on Mars and a catastrophe scientifically accepted knowledge prior to Quentin's talk in November, 1975?
In the 1960s Erich von Daniken was writing about aliens having visited earth and it has been suggested that he got some of his ideas from other author's works published earlier than that.
I don't know if any of these authors specifically mentioned Mars but it seems to me that Hubbard probably just picked up some hearsay and then started spouting it as fact, which was his speciality.