A mysterious women on Mars, Proof there’s life on Mars?, Crikey! There’s a little green women on Mars… are only few of the the numerous headlines that hit the world daily’s a day ago.
Among the several photos taken on the red planet and sent back to Earth by NASA’s Mars explorer Spirit, the one which looked like a naked women with her arm outstretched has been the centre of attraction for the media all over the world.Though no official confirmation was made by NASA whether the figure is an alien or an optical illusion caused by a landscape on Mars, it has set the Internet abuzz that there really is life on Mars.
The suggestions included that the figure might be Bigfoot, a naked woman, a Tusken Raider from "Star Wars" or Osama bin Laden. One Danish group noted that the figure looked like the Little Mermaid statue in
Now wonder what NASA has to say about the bizarre figure? "It’s a two-inch piece of rock eroded by the wind," explained NASA spokesman Dwayne Brown. "No one on the Mars Rover team is puzzled or surprised by the rock," he said. "I can guarantee you that if [the alien theory] had any validity, we would would have a major press conference."
An understanding of how the photo(actually a series of composite images) was taken should dispel any belief that Sasquatch lives on the Red Planet. The Mars Rover took three days to make the huge panoramic image, slowly moving from one side to the other as it snapped images.
At each position, various filters were snapped into place over the camera lens, meaning that each static color shot actually takes several minutes to compose. Throughout all that, the figure doesn’t move, meaning it’s certainly inanimate.
Of course, that won’t stop people who just want to believe. Maybe it’s really a tiny statue of Bigfoot, constructed by a diminutive alien race on its way back from a hiking vacation in the