Man on Mars or Rock on Mars?

Posted on January 28, 2008

Man on Mars


Some believe that the above magnified image from Nasa's spacecraft Spirit is a man or creature on the planet Mars.
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.
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.

Here's a video about the Mars man from Reuters.



Photo: NASA

More from Science Space & Robots