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4/09/2014

Interesting

I think that this is interesting.  It doesn't prove anything one way or the other, but it is interesting and worth checking out.  I've always been intrigued by the possibility of intelligent life on other planets.

NASA photo captures strange bright light coming out of Mars
A NASA camera on Mars has captured what appears to be artificial light emanating outward from the planet's surface.
The photo, beamed millions of miles from Mars to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., was taken last week, apparently by one of two NASA rovers on the red planet.
Although the space agency hasn't issued any official statement yet about the phenomenon, bloggers and NASA enthusiasts have started chiming in.  
Go check out the photos for yourself.  Meanwhile the search for intelligent life on Earth will continue.

7 comments:

WaterBoy said...

I saw this article yesterday here, and they had some possible explanations on it from JPL. I'm leaning more toward the vent leak than an actual object; if it was reflecting light, it would seem that it should appear on both cameras.

If you look at the exact same shot from the two different cameras(left and right), you see it in one but not the other. If this was an actual full size object reflecting light -- rather than a momentary flash as from an anomalous unidirectional source -- it would show up in both photos.

Res Ipsa said...

The people guessing that it was caused by intelligent life were guessing that it came from an underground source, like if someone had opened a door or window of some sort. Because of the shape of the object/light I didn't think it was caused by that. Lots of things cause or reflect light, so I suspect they will find another explanation.

WaterBoy said...

That, too, would have caused it to appear on both cameras, I should think...unless the two cameras are not as precisely synchronized as they think?

WaterBoy said...

In the meantime, they are completely ignoring the drawing in the ground directly in front of the rover.

Looks like an early Picasso, to me.

Res Ipsa said...

I doubt that the cameras are 100% in sync too.

Outlaw X said...

High velocity protons hitting the camera imager from a CME (sun).

Master Doh-San said...

Let's hope there's intelligent life on other planets. Heaven knows, there's not much of it here.