Nasa says it is just a rock. Sure it is.
The image, which was captured by NASA’s spacecraft Spirit last November, circulated the Internet this week.
After seeing the photo, some called the image the equivalent of Big Foot pictures and evidence of an alien presence on Mars.
A version of the image was even magnified to show the apparent creature walking with his head tilted to the side.
However, NASA said the creature is a feature of the atmosphere—a rock 2 inches high and carved by the Martian winds, according to a CBS News report Thursday.
The image is available on NASA’s Web site. Click here to see the original image (the figure is near the bottom left corner).