Life on the Red Planet?

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(Credit: NASA.gov)

In our eternal quest to find life on another planet, our eyes perk up whenever we see an image that even remotely looks like a living creature. This picture sent four years ago, by NASA's Rover "Spirit" was released recently by an avid Space fan who believes he has found evidence of life on Mars.

Some believers think it is a sculpture - the Martian equivalent of Denmark's unofficial national symbol — "The Little Mermaid." Their theory is that there was an ancient civilization that built this and then left Mars and settled down in Denmark. Others think it is "Bigfoot", the large hairy monster that is rumored to inhabit the remote forests of North America. The non-believers think it is just a pile of rocks creating an optical (visual) illusion (trick).

Meanwhile NASA's two Rovers "Spirit" and "Opportunity" who have been on Mars since 2003, continue to explore the Martian surface and geology.

While the primary mission of the Rovers is to search for and identify Martian rocks and soils that may hold clues to past water activity, they also send these kind of photos which spark fun debates!

The rovers are expected to continue their mission until at least 2009. Maybe they'll send some more images that will settle this debate once and for all!

Resources: NASA.gov, CNN.com, Theguardian.com

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85 Comments
  • vumugyfetuza
    vumugyfetuza12 months
    what if its a alien or a monster
    • bday_summergirl
      bday_summergirlabout 1 year
      It would be pretty cool if aliens were real.
      • gold3nglare
        gold3nglareover 1 year
        the pictures in space are always blurry, it's probably just a rock/.
        • Evaalmost 3 years
          really what
          • Benjaminabout 3 years
            Aliens are real.
            • baby_bean
              baby_beanover 3 years
              OK so i have a thery, Scienetist can´t prove life on mars because they can´t see it, But what if this would be able to make themsevles non visable.
              • proveyouwrong
                proveyouwrongover 3 years
                Okay, I think you meant this: Okay, so I have a theory. Scientists can’t prove life on Mars because they can’t see it, but what if they (martians) are able to make themselves invisible.
              • S51over 3 years
                That is soo cool
                • aluwagbarover 3 years
                  it looks like a thing from star wars
                  • PinkHair27over 3 years
                    so cool to think there might be life on another planet
                    • foxtrot01
                      foxtrot01over 3 years
                      It looks pretty real to me... not very good picture, though, no? No offense to whoever took the photo(yes, I know that nobody went to Mars and just took a picture with a Nikon Pro or something like that), but it's slightly fuzzy.