Light emphasizing a peculiar rock's shape.
This amazing picture of the Martian landscape has got alien hunters excited about the possibility that it shows a silverback gorilla striking a pose on the Martian surface. The image was taken by the Mars Spirit Rover in the Gusev crater, a crater over 100 miles in diameter that is thought to have once been a lake filled with liquid water.
It's one of several images taken by Spirit that appear to show a gorilla knuckle-walking across the surface of the Red Planet. Online sites devoted to searching through pictures of Mars for signs of life have long pointed to the picture as an example of an 'anomaly' that suggests Martian life.
Some exobiology enthusiasts have gone as far as speculating that the dark object to the left of the gorilla could be another ape-like creature, the two facing off against each other in an extraterrestrial ape fight. There's even a YouTube video. Read more: www.metro.co.uk...