Life on the Red Planet?


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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" (see picture below). 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!

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  • bday_summergirl
    bday_summergirlTuesday, May 11, 2021 at 7:57 pm
    It would be pretty cool if aliens were real.
    • gold3nglare
      gold3nglareWednesday, May 5, 2021 at 12:40 pm
      the pictures in space are always blurry, it's probably just a rock/.
      • EvaMonday, September 16, 2019 at 7:07 am
        really what
        • BenjaminFriday, May 24, 2019 at 8:47 am
          Aliens are real.
          • baby_bean
            baby_beanTuesday, April 16, 2019 at 10:49 am
            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
              proveyouwrongMonday, April 29, 2019 at 9:49 am
              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.
            • S51Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:31 am
              That is soo cool
              • aluwagbarFriday, April 12, 2019 at 10:05 am
                it looks like a thing from star wars
                • PinkHair27Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9:58 am
                  so cool to think there might be life on another planet
                  • foxtrot01
                    foxtrot01Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 1:35 pm
                    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.
                    • busybee
                      busybeeWednesday, January 2, 2019 at 11:14 am