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'Human woman' turns up in Mars rover image

Posted on Sunday, 9 August, 2015 | Comment icon 42 comments

Despite its appearance the 'woman' is actually only around 10cm tall. Image Credit: NASA
Eagle-eyed anomaly hunters have spotted something that looks like a human figure on the surface of Mars.
It was only last week that a photograph emerged online showing what looked like a large crab hanging out in a crevice on Mars - an anomaly that has since been attributed to pareidolia, the tendency for the brain to perceive meaningful shapes in otherwise abstract patterns.

Just as interest in the 'crab' started to die down however another anomalous object began to make headlines - this time a humanoid figure that looks uncannily like a human woman.

Unfortunately for those hoping that the photograph represents evidence of a civilization on Mars however the scale of the picture is such that the 'woman' is only around 10cm tall.

Given the sheer number of high-resolution images being returned by the Curiosity rover on a regular basis though it is likely that this won't be the last time something unusual turns up.

Source: Yahoo! News | Comments (42)

Tags: Mars, Pareidolia

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #33 Posted by kmt_sesh on 11 August, 2015, 3:12
Certain posters need to dial back the attitude. I've cleaned and edited where needed. And everyone needs to be reminded to be civil. Thank you.
Comment icon #34 Posted by Merc14 on 11 August, 2015, 3:43
In this link we see that the blur looks less like a person. http://www.foxnews.c...uriosity-rover/ What is painfully obvious in the image are compression artifacts from the "amoebas" and "bright lights." To the right of the blue i a rock with a pictograph of an oryx. To the left on the ledge is Aladdin's magic lamp. Down and right of the blur is the sinking Titanic. On the right side of the gap immediately above the blue is a wormhole or a well for really tiny lilliputian martians. In front of the rock near the top of the image are 2 surfboards with a cricket on the closer surfboard. Mars is a... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by Hammerclaw on 11 August, 2015, 3:44
Anybody that thinks that actually looks like a woman has been in his Mom's basement a little too long. Not cool, dude!
Comment icon #36 Posted by Calibeliever on 11 August, 2015, 16:46
Not cool, dude! Hah!
Comment icon #37 Posted by supervike on 11 August, 2015, 16:57
This crap needs to stop. Why? I mean I know it's ridiculous, but honestly, it's kind of fun. Does anyone really take it seriously?
Comment icon #38 Posted by Anomalocaris on 11 August, 2015, 17:40
Why? I mean I know it's ridiculous, but honestly, it's kind of fun. Does anyone really take it seriously? Exactly. Sometimes these news are just for fun. I understand that skeptics veterans are sick of this kind of news (probably because these articles are a magnet for wild claims) but hey, sometimes it's better just sit and laugh rather than take them very seriously
Comment icon #39 Posted by Erowin on 9 September, 2015, 8:11
Whoever took this photo of me needs to take it down right now, I do not appreciate being photographed without my knowledge.
Comment icon #40 Posted by Brooksey on 17 September, 2015, 13:26
Human woman 3" long really?
Comment icon #41 Posted by Earl.Of.Trumps on 17 September, 2015, 18:29
looks like my ex.... spooky
Comment icon #42 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 17 September, 2015, 20:05
Not cool, dude! Does anyone else remember when everyone was saying that Mike Myers was a flash in the pan and the real "break out star" of WW was Dana Carvey?

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