Το κεφάλι ενός πολεμιστή, σκαλισμένο σε μια πέτρα στον Άρη; Η φωτογραφία που προκαλεί αναταραχή

Το κεφάλι ενός πολεμιστή, σκαλισμένο σε μια πέτρα στον Άρη; Η φωτογραφία που προκαλεί αναταραχή

Η τελευταία φωτογραφία της NASA προκαλεί σύγχυση και κάνεις όσους αρέσκονται σε θεωρίες συνωμοσίας να ξεπερνούν κάθε φαντασία. Το δημοσίευμά του γερμανικού Der Spiegel και τα "παιχνίδια" της φύσης

Υπάρχει ζωή στον Άρη; Ή μήπως υπήρχε κάποτε; Οι αστρονόμοι είναι μάλλον σκεπτικοί σχετικά με αυτό, καθώς δεν κατάφεραν να ανακαλύψουν σαφείς ενδείξεις μέχρι στιγμής. Αλλά για τους θεωρητικούς της συνωμοσιολογίας το θέμα φαίνεται να έχει ξεκαθαριστεί πολύ καιρό.

Ένα βίντεο που πρόσφατα κυκλοφόρησε στο Youtube δείχνει ένα θεαματικό εύρημα από τον Κόκκινο πλανήτη: το κεφάλι ενός αγάλματος στην άμμο, γράφει το γερμανικό περιοδικό Der Spiegel. "Μπορείτε να δείτε πολύ καθαρά: το πηγούνι, το στόμα, τη μύτη, τα μάτια, τα αυτιά", Θα μπορούσε να είναι ένας πολεμιστής που φοράει κράνος.

Η πέτρα αυτή, που έχει διάσταση μόνο μερικά εκατοστά, βρίσκεται σε μια φωτογραφία που έστειλε το διαστημικό όχημα "Curiosity" της NASA το οποίο προσεδαφίστηκε στον Άρη τον Αύγουστο του 2012.

Είναι εξαιρετικά απίθανο η πέτρα αυτή να είναι πραγματικά ένα γλυπτό. Μάλλον, η μορφή είναι πιθανό να είναι το τυχαίο αποτέλεσμα της φυσικής διάβρωσης.

    NASA'S Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this westward view from atop a low plateau where Sprit spent the closing months of 2007.    After several months near the base of the plateau called
NASA'S Mars Exploration Rover Spirit captured this westward view from atop a low plateau where Sprit spent the closing months of 2007. After several months near the base of the plateau called "Home Plate" in the inner basin of the Columbia Hills range inside Gusev Crater, Spirit climbed onto the eastern edge of the plateau during the rover's 1,306th Martian day, or sol, (Sept. 5, 2007). It examined rocks and soils at several locations on the southern half of Home Plate during September and October. It was perched near the western edge of Home Plate when it used its panoramic camera (Pancam) to take the images used in this view on sols 1,366 through 1,369 (Nov. 6 through Nov. 9, 2007). With its daily solar-energy supply shrinking as Martian summer turned to fall, Spirit then drove to the northern edge of Home Plate for a favorable winter haven. The rover reached that northward-tilting site in December, in time for the fourth Earth-year anniversary of its landing on Mars. Spirit reached Mars on Jan. 4, 2004, Universal Time (Jan. 3, 2004, Pacific Standard Time). It landed at a site at about the center of the horizon in this image. This panorama covers a scene spanning left to right from southwest to northeast. The western edge of Home Plate is in the foreground, generally lighter in tone than the more distant parts of the scene. A rock-dotted hill in the middle distance across the left third of the image is "Tsiolkovski Ridge," about 30 meters or 100 feet from the edge of Home Plate and about that same distance across. A bump on the horizon above the left edge of Tsiolkovski Ridge is "Grissom Hill," about 8 kilometers or 5 miles away. At right, the highest point of the horizon is "Husband Hill," to the north and about 800 meters or half a mile away. This view combines separate images taken through Pancam filters centered on wavelengths of 753 nanometers, 535 nanometers and 432 nanometers. It is presented in a false-color stretch to bring out subtle NASA/JPL-CALTECH/CORNELL UNIVERS
 This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called 'Buckskin' on lower Mount Sharp.

This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called
This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called 'Buckskin' on lower Mount Sharp. This low-angle self-portrait of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the site from which it reached down to drill into a rock target called "Buckskin" on lower Mount Sharp. The selfie combines several component images taken by Curiosity's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) on Aug. 5, 2015, during the 1,065th Martian day, or sol, of the rover's work on Mars. For scale, the rover's wheels are 20 inches (50 centimeters) in diameter and about 16 inches (40 centimeters) wide. This view is a portion of a larger panorama available at PIA19807. A close look reveals a small rock stuck onto Curiosity's left middle wheel (on the right in this head-on view). The rock had been seen previously during periodic monitoring of wheel condition about three weeks earlier, in the MAHLI raw image at http://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=1046MH0002640000400290E01_DXXX&s=1046. MAHLI is mounted at the end of the rover's robotic arm. For this self-portrait, the rover team positioned the camera lower in relation to the rover body than for any previous full self-portrait of Curiosity. This yielded a view that includes the rover's "belly," as in a partial self-portrait (/catalog/PIA16137) taken about five weeks after Curiosity's August 2012 landing inside Mars' Gale Crater. The selfie at Buckskin does not include the rover's robotic arm beyond a portion of the upper arm held nearly vertical from the shoulder joint. With the wrist motions and turret rotations used in pointing the camera for the component images, the arm was positioned out of the shot in the frames or portions of frames used in this mosaic. This process was used previously in acquiring and assembling Curiosity self-portraits taken at sample-collection sites "Rocknest" (PIA16468), "John Klein" (PIA16937), "Windjana" (PIA18390) a NASA/ JPL-CALTECH/ MSSS

Όμως, δεν είναι το πρώτο περίεργο αντικείμενο στον Κόκκινο Πλανήτη που έχει αποτυπωθεί σε φωτογραφίες. Το διαστημόπλοιο "Viking" είχε στείλει πριν από δεκαετίες εικόνες από το «άγαλμα μιας γυναίκας» που – επίσης - εντοπίστηκε στον Άρη…

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