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A Chinese website has reportedly posted the first sighting of Martian life in the form of a mysterious figure caught on camera by the Spirit rover: A closer look at the mystery Martian figure According to the Mail on Sunday, the sighting came after alien hunters spent "years" scouring NASA images for evidence of little green …

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Trick of the light

It's obviously a shadow or some weird rock formation. The funniest reaction has to be the Daily Mail's precis of the photo. The headlines next week will be something along the lines of "House prices soar as priority housing given to Martians".

And the Express will be "Madeleine McCann in Martian kidnapper / Princess Diana link"...

If I'm wrong then, of course, I welcome our Martian Overlords...

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Little Green Men!!!

Hey! i know martians are meant to be "green"...but where is the green colouring on that thing?

looks more brown to me! - like its been a martian who hasn't washed for many a year.

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I looks a bit like the Copenhagen mermaid statue

http://www.fantompoet.com/index.php?showimage=489

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Joke

Its...

The Virgin Mary!

How long before NASA auctions it off to a casino via eBay?

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Alien

it's....

a tusken raider!

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Alien

That's not a figure...

There is NO life on Mars and that is not a figure. It's just a statue of a woman beckoning!

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Alien

Golly.

And it must be related to Bigfoot and Nessie, since it's out of focus (always a guarantor of authenticity).

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is it just me or....

any one else think that this is just a effect of the rocks on the ridge and on the ground behind?

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Pizza home delivery

does work out there after all then.

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did I not see him

on starwars?

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dek

And another!

Isn't that a peeping tom type figure in the upper left?

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Alien

Repeat after me:

Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

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It's a Jawa...

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Mars *is* Tatooine

Clearly, this photo shows a Tusken raider lurking about the surface of Mars.

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Mars or Tattooine?

Looks like a Tusken Raider to me.

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where are the Hendersons?

looks like bigfoot is loose on mars....

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One word.

Pareidolia.

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The Little Marsmaid

Looks a bit like that statue in Copenhagen, I wonder if it's a copy.

Actually, looks a bit more like a rock shaped a bit like the above, but then "Spirit discovers rock on Mars" isn't much of a headline, is it?

I'll get my coat, the title was a shocker and I'll be lucky not to be court-martianed. I'll get my other coat too.

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They're having a laugh...

Such speculation is worthy of Ian Hislop himself! That's funny! ROFL!

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@David

It is just you.

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Looking in the wrong place

Damn. We've all been looking in the wrong place. It's not Area 51. The Martians have visited Copenhagen and tried to copy the Little Mermaid statue.

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Alien

Jawa or Tusken raider?

YOU be the judge!

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Paris Hilton

It's...

Paris Hilton

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Alien

It's not SandPeople, but we are meant to think they are

No Gaffi sticks or bantha tracks, only imperial stormtroopers are so precise ;-)

Or on a more musical note...

The chances of anything coming from Mars,

Are a million to one they said,

The chances of anything coming from Mars,

Are a million to one, but still they come.

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tusken raider

it's definately a Sandperson - Jawa's wear much darker clothing.

Spirit needs to be careful though "Sandpeople always ride single file to hide their strength and numbers."

i'm off to the Tarshi station to pick up some power converters.....

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@ Chris Jones-Gill

Dee-dee-doo.... doo-doo-doo doo-doo-doo...

Dee-dee-doo.... doo-doo-doo doo-doo-doo...

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amanfrommars

He has been posting on the Reg for ages

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Well done the author

for providing all necessary links and materials.

I reckon it's the petrified remains of the knight of the First Crusade from Indiana Jones; The Last Crusade.

Interesting

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You...

...ain't seen me, right?

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what next

Black helicopters !

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That'll be a siren then

Obviously just flown in from Titan, which is why we didn't spot it before.

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Happy

Pose ?

Looks like Marvin The Martian is the

Happyner in the most unusual "Brenting" location winhttp://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/happy_32.png

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Phew, they're only 3 inches tall.

Nice to know we could fend off an invasion with a couple of hungry cats.

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Was it a prank by the same person....

...who placed this small pink dinosaur?

http://www.geonet.org.nz/images/volcano/volcams/whiteisland/whiteis.jpg

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But not recently from what I've seen.

Now we know why. ;)

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If you look long enough...

... at eroded rocks, you will eventually find one that looks interesting (for suitable definitions of "interesting").

Given these sad "alien hunters" have apparently spent man years on this stuff, it is a wonder they haven't found anything sooner.

But, really, it is probably just the flash-frozen remains of a member of a top-secret failed manned mission to Mars. :-)

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it's patterson's bigfoot!!

http://paranormal.about.com/library/blclassic_patterson_bigfoot.htm

that thing pops up pretty much anywhere.

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You're all wrong

I think you'll find it is amanfrommars - note the lack of complete gibberish in this thread? That's because he has nipped home for a holiday.

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Ewok!

It's not a Jawa, or a Tusken raider, it's a stranded Ewok!

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Poor security

They are producing these images on the same set that the so called Moon landing was created on. There must be plenty of places on this planet with this type of terrain. Use of a colour filter rather than the Black and White images from the 'Moon' now make it look like Mars.

Somebody obviously got through the security perimeter and ended up in shot.

Mine is the foil hat, thanks. Taxi!

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of course

if you look closely enough you can clearly see the rock woman snaking on a crisps bearing an image of Christ.

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Aha! Bin Laden

I knew the bearded cnut must be somewhere..

So do I get a reward for pointing out where to send the missiles?

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Boffin

It's Lord Voldermoort!!!

You can clearly see Nagini beneath him.

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Not very PC, but...

So I guess the second shock revelation is that at least some of these Martians are gay? (see the "I'm a little tea-pot thing" with going on with its wrist). I know it's not interplanetarily politically correct, but someone had to say it...

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Burton R.

<voice type="Richard Burton">No one would have suspected that we were being viewed from mars, like insects under a microscope.</voice>

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It's quite simple

Send the rover back there and wait, after all:

"Sand-people scare easily but will soon be back in greater numbers"

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Obvious.

Its a rock formation and a shadow, or maybe its santa holding a bag of ferrets, fuck knows.

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isn't that

Al Gore....?

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