'Life on Mars'

A Chinese website has posted the first sighting of Martian life in the form of a mysterious figure caught on camera by NASA's Spirit rover. Below a few clips from the news media about this remarkable discovery.
clipped from news.bbc.co.uk
BBC News

Mystery image of 'life on Mars'
An image of a mysterious shape on the surface of Mars, taken by Nasa spacecraft Spirit, has reignited the debate about life on the Red Planet.

MSNBC's Willie Geist
reports on the latest
enigma from Mars.

The "Mermaid" is hard to see in the original pictures from NASA,
so this picture helps you get oriented. The enigmatic feature is within the
red circle in this picture. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Some people take this seriously, however - hinting darkly that NASA is covering up evidence of alien life. So it's a good idea to try to figure out just what the feature is. As usual, Emily Lakdawalla does a great job of collecting the evidence on the Planetary Society blog.

Spirit discovers life on Mars

In fact, the Red Planet's first confirmed inhabitant features in this panorama snapped by Spirit back in November last year. We've marked the approximate position of the extraterrestrial with an arrow:

The panoramic view of the Martian surface. Image: NASA
A close-up of the mystery figure
clipped from www.ibnlive.com
FINDING MARS: NASA’s Spirit Rover took a photo that showed a woman-like figure descending a shallow slope.

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