domingo, 10 de noviembre de 2013

Iguana-shaped rock spotted on Mars

All manner of strange things have been reported in Mars photos over the years. Image Credit: NASA

NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has captured another unusually shaped object on the Red Planet. There has been no shortage of unusual claims surrounding objects photographed on the surface of Mars over the years, with the rock-strewn landscape seemingly ripe with the potential for pareidolia to provide all manner of unlikely discoveries. The latest claim centers around a photograph from NASA's archives of pictures from the Curiosity rover which has been trundling across the planet for more than a year. In one shot, a rock sitting in the foreground appears to bear an uncanny resemblance to an iguana lizard, an anomaly that was first pointed out by the "UFO Sightings Daily" website.

 While nothing more than an interpretation of a random shape, the familiar appearance of the object has generated quite a few headlines around the web as users have scrambled to suggest how the interplanetary reptile managed to get there.

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