National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on August 14, 2014 released the image which was taken by Mastcam camera mounted on the Curiosity rover. The image was instantly create excitement in the virtual world because objects showed similar to human bone.
For example, UFO blogger talks in stating that the object is part of the human spine and finger bones. Meanwhile, a writer in Northern Voice Online states that the object is a sign that there is life on Mars.
|NASA'S Mars Curiosity rover. (Picture from: http://www.theweek.co.uk/)|
Furore in cyberspace was forced NASA to provide information. On Friday, August 22, 2014, NASA officially declared that the object was a mere stone, was not human bones, nor signs of life on Mars.
"Seeing with the Mastcam camera that mounted on Curiosity, The Martian rock is probably like the femur. However, a team of scientists think that this is a rock formed by erosion, either by wind or water," said NASA as quoted by Sydney Morning Herald, on Saturday, August 23, 2014.
|Curiosity rover captures the image of an object on Mars on August 14, 2014. Many believe that the object was a human bone. However, NASA denies. The object was only eroded rock. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/VRCCX1)|
Perry Vlahos from the Astronomical Society of Victoria says that humans do tend to associate the new object seen with other objects present in his memory. "So, no surprise if someone saw 'man in the moon' or 'bone on Mars'," he said further.
According to Vlahos, the human brain is designed to recognize a pattern. It is part of the evolution. Because of this, people tend to look at ordinary objects and compare it with something that makes him fascinated.
He said that the images captured by Curiosity clearly was not the femur on Mars. Therefore, humans obviously never lived on Mars. If life exists or ever existed on the planet, the life forms only microorganisms. *** [EKA | FROM VAROUS SOURCES | SYDNEY MORNING HERALD]
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