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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  • Paddy

    Weather balloon reflecting lights from Venus

  • Investinourftre

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

  • Dr. Robert

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

    • Rex Vestri

       It’s SUPERCLAP!

  • Oh Hello

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

  • Top Secret UFO report

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

    2. Dry cleaning bags filled with Mars gas

    3. Mass insanity

  • InfvoCuernos

    Is that the Phoenix skyline?
     

  • Fbvghb

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

  • http://twitter.com/KaptainBadAss Amadeus Wardell

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

  • AVVC

    Diabeetus!

  • Anarchy Pony

    Big Man’s zit. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/MielikkisChosen Kevin Ickes

    The TARDIS?

  • Haystack

    Martian Elvis

  • http://twitter.com/RodT3 Cremaster
    • Cranium

      They are still guessing…

  • Oli42

    Dr Manhattan, kickin back

  • zhenghe253

    tinyurl.com/cyk9xz2