Man in the moon?!

Written by Jason Saft

Friday, 14 August 2015

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A photo taken from Google Moon claims to have captured the fossilized face of an ancient man, alien - or even that of an ancient statue.

But NASA says that is probably not the case.

Facebook user, Johnathon Mathin posted a photo of the find made by another user last month. "An irregularly shaped spot he noticed on Google Moon looks like it could be an ancient being, or carving," the user wrote.

Since the photo and video began going viral, there have been various theories of what the photo actually shows.

Several news outlets suggested the photo is of deceased extra terrestrials that existed long before ourselves.

Wade Sisler, a spokesperson for NASA, told PIX11 the photo reminds him of the "man on Mars" image that circulated in 2008.

Sisler said, "[As humans] we spot patterns, and especially gravitate towards human shapes and forms."

Noah Petro, a deputy project scientist for the Lunar Renaissance Orbiter mission that is currently orbiting the moon, or LRO, said the image appears to be from Apollo 15, NASA's manned mission to the moon in 1971. A current LROC image of the same location doesn't show anything that would cause that pattern on the ground.

"My best guest," Petro said in a statement to PIX11, "Is that it's just the human mind trying to make out shapes and images that it can recognize and comprehend."

As for the "man" in Mars, we may never know.

The story above is a satire or parody. It is entirely fictitious.

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