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Existence of living organism on Mars?

  1. Aug 12, 2015 #1
    "Apparently, they have spotted a ‘woman like’ creature on Mars with the help of their Curiosity Rover".

    My question is: At low temperature & cosmic radiation, along with low gravity can we find a living organism?
    Is the above quoted lines was true? i have noted this news recently on facebook.
    Tell me your suggetions?
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  3. Aug 12, 2015 #2
    No women like creature has been found on Mars. Facebook is not a trust worthy source.
  4. Aug 12, 2015 #3


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    This is a news story that seems to have been picked up by the mainstream media, for example, Fox News (also apparently not a trustworthy news source). Time has a nice explanation that this phenomenon is due to pareidolia, the tendency of our brain to recognize human-like forms from random patterns. This would not be the first example of pareidolia on Mars.
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