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 …
That's not all....
Follow the rock-woman's gaze past the blackish rock in PIA10214.jpg and you find... Skippy the Kangaroo!
@ Torben Morgensen
He/she/it posted a few comments on the last BOFH just a few days ago.
1 sure way to know if its real
is when the government tries to cover it up lol
"its one of our early test weather balloons honest"
Then we'll know the real deal
Bad taste maybe
But could it be Steve Fosset wandering around after the first "millionaire adventurer" private space trip to Mars? It can't be Richard Branson, Spirit would be finding a sea of "Virgin Spacelines" signage and press kits if it was.
Looks to me more like a dervish from Guild Wars. Seems to have dropped his scythe somewhere, though.
It looks like a Necron Wraith! We knew it, the machine god does live on mars!
Aliens found with Mars pathfinder
Aliens were already discovered and "erased" in the pathfinder mission back in the 90s.
Here's the proof:
must be a terorist
better spend many trillions of dollars to go and nuke the Martians, since they might have WMDs
@ Paul F
It looks exactly like Bigfoot, to be precise!
Re: It's not SandPeople, but we are meant to think they are
Wow. I thought I was the only person to own Jeff Wayne's War of the Worlds.
I hope amanfrommars is reading all the comments about him (from mars via some kind of tunnelling wifi).
Do ya know what amanfrommars's wife is called...?
Mine's the tight-fitting futuristic lycra tunic, with the mobile phone in the shape of a Star Trek communicator badge, if you please. Space-taxi!
it's a goof...
it's not more plausible that's somebody from the maintenance crew from the rovers?
or maybe somebody from the crew of "capricorn one"?
btw...how i would like to have all the free time needed to spot that in that huge photo... Sic...
This this is the problem with leaving automated robots roaming around in the desert with red colour filters on the camera lenses. People will inevitably end up wandering into shot before being chased off by people in black helicopters!
Paris, because I wasn't sure which icon to use - the alien for the martian explanation or get my coat so I don't have to rush finding it later when the nice men in black helicopters some looking!
Looks like Nigel and Ozzie got their wormhole generator working then!
(For those who get the reference, did anyone else think there was a rather strong resemblance between the above two characters and Woz & Stevie J?)
I for one....
....welcome our new Martian overlords.
He's not the Messiah! No, wait! HE IS!
It's that wacky fictional Aramaic dude - JESUS! Quick, phone Ebay and get some of those idiot casinos bidding!
Hallelujah! And now...
perhaps NASA boffins can get down to some serious science without having their press officers continually e-mailing them demanding to know "Have we found it yet? When are we going to find it? Are we going to find it? Is that IT? Yuk - you mean to say THAT is intelligent?"
Just don't tell them about life on Jupiter.
By dek - Isn't that a peeping tom type figure in the upper left?
Yes! He's wearing a tie! Wait, maybe he's a Man in Black.
@Anonymous Coward - amanfrommars's wife is called?
Well that's obvious - Paris Hilton!
Life on Mars
Its Lord Lucan..
Finaly found after all these years
Look to the right...
...on the panoramic pic. (Yes, dear, those pints are mine.) *Ga-Gulp* See the rectangular 'thing' that doesn't look like a building foundation? No? *Imbibe* Didn't think so. *Quaff*
Someone take my keys; my this gutter looks comfy; g'night.
So that's where Bin-Laden's been hanging out...
He must have grokked it
Heinlein's Stranger in a Strange Land:
“Grok means to understand so thoroughly that the observer becomes a part of the observed"
It's Lord Lucan. That bomber on the moon was getting a bit crowded with Elvis, Glenn Miller and Shergar.
If you look at the big picture and see how far away the "figure" is from Spirit, you'll find that it's not that far. Therefore the "figure" is probably only inches^h^h^h^h^h^h centimeters high. Not just brown martians, but eensy-weensy-tiny brown martians.
[Paris because she probably on mars, her mind seems to be at least!]
Million to One ... Against
"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"
Damn poetic license. Better-known that version may be, but I've always thought it makes more sense to quote the book/radio version(s*): "The chances of anything man-like coming from Mars are a million to one against"
* Patrick Moore as Ogilvy: inspired.
Crikey, just found it in the big piccie. If they're that small we are so screwed.
A humble diplomatic apology ain't going to compensate for the fact that we've been rolling our giant, city-crushing, spiky-wheeled robots all over their planet for quite a while now.
It's aliens alright, but a curveball from those from far-off planets - if they can keep us guessing within our own solar system long enough they'll have time to perfect the force field that will stop us from ever getting beyond pluto and infecting the rest of the galaxy.
According to the Google Ads
It's an angel guide. Just about says it all really.
Also available in white...maybe
Anyone else notice how dirty the panels are? Maybe our martian friend over there can come over and give the panels a wee wipe..
It's clearly Sil, the evil little slug creature from 'Vengeance on Varos'. And you people call yourself Doctor Who fans. (Though you'lll be forgiven if it turns out that el Reg has invented a brain wipe technique to remove all memories of everything relating to Colin Baker. If so make an exception to 'Vengeance' - it was decent little satire.)
PS: nice to see that The Register's cookies now work with Opera.
Now that's something...
I would buy for a dollar.
..all's thats left of someone blindly following a Satnav gizmo...
"Stupid techs. I told them to keep off the sound stage while we shot the pictures..."
@ Francis Boyle
I certainly don't call myself a Doctor Who fan. I don't live with my parents and have a real girlfriend and everything.
Surely, since it was a Chinese team that discivered this phenomenon, that should be Peip'ing Tom (unfortunately, the modern spelling would be Beiping, which ruins the pun. Don't the Chinese have a sense of humour?)
Yes ! It's Amy !
My image enhancement software reveals it to be Amy Winehouse leaving rehab.....
I took the clearest image I could find and tweaked it the best that I could. I swear that it shows Captain Kirk fighting the green lizard creature from Star Trek.
I have a feeling this is an early "April Fools" joke. I believe someone cut and pasted images from the T.V. show onto an actual immage from NASA.
No Alacrity, it's not just you.
IT's a fake image
I found a website: http://www.jojas.com/news_details.aspx?newsid=2826 showing the real secret behind this picture
yeti / bigfoot / martian
is it me or does it look like our chinese freinds took an american legend and photoshoped it on mars. either that or the flew it up there on there last attempt to beet russia on to mars ??
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