Friday, 31 May 2013

A "strange creature" was photographed by Mars rover Curiosity (PHOTO)

A Japanese blogger found figure of "creatures" quadrupeds, caught in one of the dozens of photographs taken by the Mars rover Curiosity American. The picture, posted on the UFO Sightings Daily, the "rat Martian", which seems to be a creature with four legs and a tail, among rocks on Mars.

According to the text accompanying the photo, the creature "seems to resemble a rodent, but can be a lizard."

The alleged "Martian rat" but not to be confused with another controversial image discovered in December. An image taken by the rover Curiosity on the site "Rocknest" September 2012 shows a figure resembling that of a squirrel. According to UFO Sightings Daily, the picture could be the result of an experiment conducted by NASA on Mars.

Earlier this year, the U.S. space agency announced that Curiosity rover found evidence proving that life could exist on Mars in the past. NASA scientists have analyzed samples taken in February from a Martian rock and found in those samples chemical elements necessary for life maintenance.

Curiosity, a one ton vehicle with six wheels, which cost $ 2.5 billion, the hardest and most sophisticated robot ever sent to Mars came down in the Martian equatorial Gale Crater on August 6, 2012, for a mission at least two years. The main objective of the mission is to determine whether the red planet allowed her past existence of microbial life.

Since his arrival on Mars, Curiosity has traveled a distance of 700 meters per Martian soil.

American Rover will soon turn to the foot of Mount Sharp, a massive 5,500 meters high is located in the center of Gale Crater, located eight kilometers from where the robot is at the moment.

Since Curiosity is running at a speed of no more than 0.15 km / hour, the robot will take several months to reach its final destination.

Foot of Mount Sharp, consisting of different sedimentary layers, the signs of exposure in the past, the action of liquid water.

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