Thursday, January 24, 2008

A mysterious woman on Mars in NASA's image

John Grey’s Women are from Venus while Men are from Mars seems to be contradicting with the new images of NASA which showed a woman sitting with her stretched arms.

The images are reportedly posted in a website which said that the images are sent by Mars explorer Spirit which showed a woman parched on rock with her outstretched arms.

This news has created abuzz across the internet world but since no statement or confirmation has come from NASA.

The data available and the images so far have not indicated life on Mars. G Madhavan Nair, Chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation said, “I don’t think we even have a clue about life on that planet. This could be a case of optical illusion, just like seeing the shape of a deer or a person’s head on the Moon. Or the shape (of a woman walking down the hill) could be nature’s creation.’’

Recently a team of French scientists using data obtained by the Omega Spectrometer embarked on Mars Express declared to have discovered dense clouds of dry ice on the Mar’s sky. Reportedly these dense ice clouds cast dark shadow on the Mars surface.

Franck Montmessin of the Service d'Aeronomie at University of Versailles, lead scientist said, “This is the first time that carbon dioxide ice clouds on Mars have been imaged and identified from above. This is important because the images tell us not only about their shape, but also their size and density.”

Make up your own mindMars figure

The image, taken by Nasa's Mars Explorer Spirit, seems to show a figure on the surface of the red planet.

However the more sceptical have decided that it is just a rock.

At first astronomers were disappointed with pictures sent back from the surface of the Red Planet by the six-wheel robot four years ago.

But a space fan spotted the figure, which was just a pinprick in the original photograph. It was blown up and posted on a website.

The buzz is for sure to last till it doubts hovering over the images are not cleared.

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