Man on Mars or Rock on Mars?
Some believe that the above magnified image from Nasa's spacecraft Spirit is a man or creature on the planet Mars.
An image of a mysterious shape on the surface of Mars, taken by Nasa spacecraft Spirit, has reignited the debate about life on the Red Planet.Some people have been comparing the "man on mars" to a Little Mermaid statue which overlooks the Copenhagen harbor. Why would a mermaid hang out on Mars? It's fun to speculate but it is most likely just a rock formation - a natural occurence - just like the much discussed Face on Mars turned out to be.
A magnified version of the picture, posted on the internet, appears to some to show what resembles a human form among a crop of rocks.
While some bloggers have dismissed the image as a trick of light, others say it is evidence of an alien presence.
The image is from a Nasa posting of the Spirit's landing site in 2004.
Here's a video about the Mars man from Reuters.
Posted on January 28, 2008