Mysterious Silhouette on Mars

Picture: NASA (PD)

Via Yahoo:

A mysterious blotch that appeared along the horizon in a photo from the surface of Mars stirred speculation about what it might be, as two hours later it was gone.

One image from the Curiosity rover as it landed on the fourth planet from the sun showed a “faint but distinctive” image on the horizon, the Los Angeles Times reported. However, a subsequent batch of images sent from the unmanned rover two hours later showed no trace of the blotch.

One theory put forth by space enthusiasts in the L.A. Times story is that Curiosity had somehow snapped a photo of part of the spacecraft that escorted the rover through the Martian atmosphere crash-landing a distance away.

Opinions welcome. A few to get us started, based solely on the contour & shape of the smudgy silhouette:

  1. Bigfoot
  2. Martian Nephilim
  3. Mr. Clean
  4. Jawa Sandcrawler

Read more at Yahoo.

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17 Comments on "Mysterious Silhouette on Mars"

  1. Weather balloon reflecting lights from Venus

  2. Investinourftre | Aug 15, 2012 at 4:19 pm |

    The first sign of the biggest mistake Humanity will ever make.  Wake up wake up wherever you are.

  3. Dr. Robert | Aug 15, 2012 at 4:31 pm |

    If it burns when Mars pees, it’s gonorhea.

  4. It’s the shed they filmed the moon landing in.

  5. Top Secret UFO report | Aug 15, 2012 at 8:07 pm |

    1. Pie plates, or as reflections in the atmosphere.

    2. Dry cleaning bags filled with Mars gas

    3. Mass insanity

  6. InfvoCuernos | Aug 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm |

    Is that the Phoenix skyline?

  7. Possibly some of the landing gear or parachute from one of the many landing stages.

  8. I had mentioned to my mom it was the Temple from LOST.

  9. Diabeetus!

  10. Anarchy Pony | Aug 15, 2012 at 11:28 pm |

    Big Man’s zit. 

  11. Martian Elvis

  12. Dr Manhattan, kickin back

  13. zhenghe253 | Aug 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm |

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