Did NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Find Fish Fossil On Mars ?

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Curiosity Mars rover has provided numerous intriguing insights into the mysteries of the Red Planet since it landed on the Martian surface two years ago. It has also supplied armchair astronomers with plenty of fringe theories about the planet that unfortunately seem to catch more attention on the internet than the actual research being done on Mars.

 Last month, amateur observers were quick to conclude photo-error unusualities on images taken by the rover as evidence for alien existence. A report gave details on how “experts” on social media, like YouTuber “Martian Archelogist” [sic], interpreted tricky lighting on rocks as actual elongated skulls left behind by otherworldly civilizations. These and other similar claims have either been disregarded or debunked by real researchers.

A more recent Mars “alien evidence” story has been circulating on social media for the past few days, detailing how Curiosity Mars rover allegedly discovered fish bones on the surface of the planet — particularly near the Windjana drilling target, where the rover has just recently completed drilling a hole. Allegedly dubbed as NASA’s “greatest discovery”, the fossils were reportedly found intact and resembling what humans might identify as the endoskeleton of a fish.

A site called MSNBC.website, which allegedly broke the story online, quoted statements reportedly released by NASA’s chief scientist Dr. Elle Stafon.

“This is extraordinary news for the scientific community. We’ve found minute evidence of prior life before but nothing as concrete as this.”

Although there is an actual Dr. Stafon working at NASA, the statements she allegedly issued regarding the rover fish bone discovery were fabricated. The image of the fossil discovery provided by the article has also been proven to be a doctored version of an actual NASA image of the Windjana area on Mars, the site of the Curiosity rover’s recently concluded drilling activities.

Since arriving on Mars in 2012, the Curiosity rover has actually made real discoveries about our nearest neighbor. Last year, the rover discovered the existence of an ancient, knee-deep streambed which used to flow on the Martian surface for thousands of years at a time. This inspired strong suspicions among scientists of ancient microbial life that may have existed on Mars hundreds of thousands of years ago.

Last June, the Curiosity Mars rover has officially spent a whole Martian year on its mission, having completed 687 Earth days of travel and discovery on the red planet.

Source :inquisitr

3 thoughts on “Did NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover Find Fish Fossil On Mars ?

  1. Like most of you I wanted to see the originals and do a side by side, to look for photoshoping or NASA eraser. I found the images and put them side by side, then enlarged the smaller until it matched the rock shadows. Flicking back and forth between them, NASA had me convinced that the ‘fossil fish’ was a fake, the only thing that bothered me was there was a slight difference in the position of the rock shadows.
    When I went back to the internet I found the original fossil fish image was part of a set of time lapsed images, showing part of an image on either side of the full one with the ‘fossil fish’. The original NASA image shadows were identical to the image just before the one that showed the fossil fish image. The above article notes that the photo was of an area that the rover had recently complete drilling activities. Now what was unusual was the entire area can be seen in an much earlier image before the sand slide happened and it is impossible for a fossil to be on the surface of a fresh sand slide. Now if someone can go back and recover the full set of original images, we might be looking at something that was truly “NASA’s greatest discovery”. If that shape is in the original timed sequence of the drill site, we might be looking at a living creature or the wind blown skin of one.
    Now although NASA never actually said the image was faked they sure helped the media jump to that conclusion, even to getting the NASA Dr. Stafon to say the statement purported to be from her regarding fossil fish bones was a fabrication (since the image could not be of fossil fish bones). Interesting isn’t it?

    1. Yeah, its definitely interesting . The truth is image is fake and photoshopped by fake MSNBC website.
      When i saw this news for the first time i also get confused . next time , i will avoid these kind of news.

      Thanks for viewing post 🙂

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