I really think there is something going on out there!
I found an interesting scientific book that has some interesting statements from a Russian scientist translated by NASA.
This book is in the John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
Los Angeles, CA 90032 United States
(Navigatsiya kosmicheskikh korablei)
Voennoe Izdatel’stvo Ministerstva Oborony SSSR
Translated from Russian
Israel Program for Scientific Translations
On page 49………..
Are there other planets in the universe in addition to those which revolve
around the sun? Do there exist “earths” about other stars inhabited by
intelligent beings? Are the solar system and the earth a lucky exception in
the infinite universe? These problems have interested scientists and served
as a subject of hot debates, discussions, and from time to time, fantastic
assumptions. For a long time only guesses and assumptions were made
regarding the existence of other planetary systems. For example, Bruno
Giordano [1548 — 1600] proposed the idea of the existence of other stars, and an infinite number of “earths,” inhabited by intelligent beings.
Beginning in 1937 a number of astronomers, including the Soviet scientist
A.N. Deich, observed small irregularities in the motion of some stars. It
was found that these stars move in space along complicated curves as though slightly moving from side to side. This peculiarity in the motion of stars can be due only to the motion of their satellite planets, whose attraction
causes the bending of the star trajectories. Calculations showed that the
masses of the satellites of these stars are similar to the masses of the
major planets of the solar system.
Investigations show that the sun and some other stars have approximately
the same stellar age and a similar temperature of their external layers.
Thus it may be assumed that planets revolve around them. There are very
many such stars, even in the part of the universe we can see, and therefore
the number of planetary systems should also be large. By the calculations
of some astronomers, for each one million stars, there should be on the
average one inhabited planetary system, and this means that in the Galaxy
there are about 150,000 planetary systems where life exists.
It may be that one of these “earths” is the invisible planet of a compara-
tively close star “Cygnus-61, ” situated only ten light years from us.
The possibility of life on other planetary systems is the greatest riddle
of the universe. Obviously much time will pass before mankind will obtain
direct proofs of the correctness of the assumptions made.
Also I discovered this statement on page 43…….
Mars has two satellites, discovered in 1877 by the astronomer Hall.
The nearest satellite, Phobos, has a diameter of only 16 km. It completes
a revolution around the planet in 7hrs 39 min 14 sec, i.e., its rotation is
considerably faster than the rotation of Mars about its axis, and therefore
Phobos rises above the horizon of a Martian observer on the west, moves
against the diurnal motion of the stars and sets in the east. Such a
motion of a planet’s satellite is at present the only known case in the
solar system. The mean distance of Phobos from the surface of Mars is
9376 km. The second satellite, Deimos, has an even smaller diameter,
only 8 km. The distance from the center of the planet to Deimos is 23,500 km.
After analyzing the motion of the Martian satellites, the Soviet scientist
I. S. Shklovskii suggested that they are of artificial origin.
It is clear that, like the moon and Venus, Mars will soon be an object
for study of automatic interplanetary stations, and later of spaceships.
Here is a link to the work: