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Google’s First Interplanetary Data Platform “Ziggy Stardust” On Mars ?

Saturday, July 15, 2017 17:40
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Google’s First Interplanetary Data

Platform “Ziggy Stardust” On Mars ?

 

This has the feel of a major psy-op to it.  But is it ?  This video shows up on You Tube showing a “supposed” strip of Mars photographed from above as if from one of the surveying satellites and it reveals this bogus photoshopped installation “supposedly” on the surface of Mars at the northern edge of Gale Crater at a location called Yellowknife (https://www.google.com/maps/space/mars/@-4.7433874,138.5440861,186269m/data=!3m1!1e3).  A lot of folks are taking the bait, hook, line and sinker and running with it.  For me, it’s just more BS (you can actually see a pickup truck parked outside of one of the buildings at this bogus facillity), to glance at and move on until you notice that Google is involved in this situation. The faux satellite photo strip does not show up on Google Earth/Mars Software application however it does show up on Google Maps (https://www.google.com/maps/space/mars/@-4.7433874,138.5440861,186269m/data=!3m1!1e3). Then I find this web address in the comments to one of the videos concerning this matter. (https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2017/03/Google-Cloud-Platform-expands-to-Mars.html).

This is obviously a Google web site so Google is now generating bogus Fake News scenarios to inject into the information stream ?  It appears so at first scratch. Then a few scatches later I find the truth behind the situation. (note the date on the article)

 

 

Google’s First Interplanetary Data

Platform “Ziggy Stardust”

http://techstory.in/google-interplanetary-data-platform-01042017/

Dipti GoreApril 1, 2017

Keeping to its tradition of coming up with (alleged) new updates on April 1st, Google Cloud Platform has published a blog post today that it is expanding to Mars to meet the customer needs – no matter where they are.

In its post, the company has said, “in addition to supporting some of the most demanding disaster recovery and data sovereignty needs of our Earth-based customers, we’re looking to the future cloud infrastructure needed for the exploration and ultimate colonization of the Red Planet.”

The company also starts describing about how expanding to Mars has always been a top priority and by opening a dedicated extraterrestrial cloud region, they’re bringing the power of Google’s compute, network, and storage to the rest of the solar system, unlocking a plethora of possibilities for astronomy research, exploration of Martian natural resources and interplanetary life sciences.

The have nicknamed their first interplanetary data center as “Ziggy Stardust” and will open in 2018. It has also stated that the project which was originally started with Google Planets team, has found a suitable location for the data centre in Gale Crater.

 

For the unassuming reader, things might look legit until now. But this is where things started to get really interesting and the author unleashed his full creativity to expose the April fool prank. The blog states “in order to ease the transition for our Earthling customers, Google Cloud Storage (GCS) is launching a new Earth-Mars Multi-Regional location. Users can store planet-redundant data across Earth and Mars, which means even if Earth experiences another asteroid strike like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs, your cat videos, selfies and other data will still be safe. Of course, we’ll also store all public domain scientific data, history and arts free of charge so that the next global catastrophe doesn’t send humanity back into the dark ages.”

The blog also includes one of the (false) testimonials from an early access user which again talks about colonizing mars before someone else does.  “This will be a game changer for us. With GCS, we can store all the data collected from our rovers right on Mars and run big data analytics to query exabyte-scale datasets all in a matter of seconds. Our dream of colonizing Mars by 2020 can now become a reality” mentions the testimonial.

This is not the first time that Google pranked its users about exploiting Mars. Back in 2008, Google announced a joint project with the Virgin Group to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. This operation has been named Project Virgle. The announcement includes videos of Richard Branson (founder of Virgin Group) as well as Larry Page and Sergey Brin (the founders of Google) on YouTube, talking about Virgle.

After the user submitted the application, the site notifies the user that the user is not fit for space, or that the user’s application is fine and “all you have to do is submit your video” [as a response to their video on YouTube]. As a result, an open source Virgle group has been established, OpenVirgle.

Even in 2014, Google announced a news related to interplanetary adsenses on planets and moons. In its statement, “With our recent discovery of the interplanetary IP address repository, you’ll have access to even more reports that can help you improve user engagement on your site. For example, if you notice a lot of traffic coming from Mars, try adding more pages in Martian to engage with those audiences.”

https://www.google.com/maps/space/mars/@-4.5643789,137.3906934,3a,75y,320.92h,78.2t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1si0G9J354PZAAAAQ3uBGN9g!2e0!7i9000!8i4500

 

Google Cloud Platform expands to Mars

https://www.google.com/maps/space/mars/@-4.7433874,138.5440861,186269m/data=!3m1!1e3

Friday, March 31, 2017

By Google Cloud Storage and Google Geo teams Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is committed to meeting our customers needs—no matter where they are. Amidst our growing list of new regions, today we’re pleased to announce our expansion to Mars. In addition to supporting some of the most demanding disaster recovery and data sovereignty needs of our Earth-based customers, we’re looking to the future cloud infrastructure needed for the exploration and ultimate colonization of the Red Planet.

 
Visit Mars with Google Street View
 

Mars has long captured the imagination as the most hospitable planet for future colonization, and expanding to Mars has been a top priority for Google. By opening a dedicated extraterrestrial cloud region, we’re bringing the power of Google’s compute, network, and storage to the rest of the solar system, unlocking a plethora of possibilities for astronomy research, exploration of Martian natural resources and interplanetary life sciences. This region will also serve as an important node in an extensive network throughout the solar system. Our first interplanetary data center—affectionately nicknamed “Ziggy Stardust”—will open in 2018. Our Mars exploration started as a 20% project with the Google Planets team, which mapped Mars and other bodies in space and found a suitable location in Gale Crater, near the landing site of NASA’s Curiosity rover.

 

Explore more of Mars in Google Maps on Chrome

 

In order to ease the transition for our Earthling customers, Google Cloud Storage (GCS) is launching a new Earth-Mars Multi-Regional location. Users can store planet-redundant data across Earth and Mars, which means even if Earth experiences another asteroid strike like the one that wiped out the dinosaurs, your cat videos, selfies and other data will still be safe. Of course, we’ll also store all public domain scientific data, history and arts free of charge so that the next global catastrophe doesn’t send humanity back into the dark ages. Customers can choose to store data exclusively in the new Mars region, outside of any controlled jurisdictions on Earth, ensuring that they’re both compliant with and benefit from the terms of the Outer Space Treaty. The ability to store and process data on Mars enables low-latency data analysis pipelines and consumer apps to serve the expected influx of Mars explorers and colonists. How exciting would it be to stream movies of potatoes growing right from the craters and dunes of our new frontier? One of our early access customers says “This will be a game changer for us. With GCS, we can store all the data collected from our rovers right on Mars and run big data analytics to query exabyte-scale datasets all in a matter of seconds. Our dream of colonizing Mars by 2020 can now become a reality.”

 

Walk inside our new data center in Google Street View
 

The Martian data center will become Google’s greenest facility yet by taking full advantage of its new location. The cold weather enables natural, unpowered cooling throughout the year, while the thin atmosphere and high winds allow the entire facility to be redundantly powered by entirely renewable sources. But why stop at Mars? We’re taking a moonshot at N+42 redundancy with galaxy-scale computing. While GCP is optimized for faster-than-light data coordination for databases, the Google Planets team is already hard at work mapping the rest of our solar system for future data center locations. Stay tuned and join our journey! We can’t wait to see the problems you solve and the breakthroughs you achieve. P.S. Check out Curiosity’s journey across the Red Planet on Mars Street View.

 

Nope, this no longer qualifies as evidence of

humans on Mars !                 Knarlydawg

 

 

 

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  • Knarlydawg

    Pictures wouldn’t print…don’t know why…..tried to edit several times. Sorry.

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