The truth about the photo of 'human bones' on the surface of Mars

This photo appeared a few years ago, but has been widely shared recently.

A recent photograph of Mars's surface has been shared recently when it appeared an object that looked quite like a human bone . However, the information posted on these sites and social networks is both false and old.

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The photo taken in August 2014 shows a stone that looks like a human thigh bone. (Photo: NASA).

The photo above was taken by NASA's Curiosity probe on Mars on August 14, 2014, and immediately posted six years ago, causing a storm on social networks. In the middle of the photo is a stone that looks like a human thigh bone .

That's why many people share the photo as evidence that human bones were found on Mars. NASA then made an official announcement on this matter.

"The picture was taken by the Curiosity on Mars with the MastCam camera. This rock on Mars may look a bit like the thigh bone. The science team of this mission thinks its shape was created by erosion. , due to water or wind, " NASA wrote on his blog.

" If life existed on Mars, scientists predicted it would be in the form of microorganisms. The atmosphere of Mars could hardly carry enough oxygen for more complex organisms to exist. Therefore, chemical large-sized jellies are hard to come by, " added the NASA article.

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The picture was taken by Viking 1 satellite in 1976, showing a stone that looks quite similar to a human face. (Photo: NASA).

According to ScienceAlert, it's not strange to see things and think about something familiar to yourself. This phenomenon occurs when certain parts of the brain process too quickly, drawing conclusions before we can think deeply.

The femoral-shaped stone above is not the most famous example of familiar objects appearing in space. In 1976, the Viking 1 satellite captured a portion of the Martian surface and discovered an area that looked very similar to the human face. However, it was just a rock, and the face-like effect came from the angle of the shot as well as the shadow.

Since sending probes to Mars in 1960, scientists have been actively searching for a sign of life in the past. Currently, efforts are focused on microorganisms, which are most suitable to survive in Mars's environment.

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