Thursday, November 21, 2019

Insect Life on Mars?

After analyzing NASA images, Entomologist William Rosser at Ohio University has made the startling claim that life exists on the red planet in the form of "insect-like fauna," which resemble "Terran insects."

"There is apparent diversity among the Martian insect-like fauna," stated Rosser, "which display many features similar to Terran insects that are interpreted as advanced groups - for example, the presence of wings, wing flexion, agile gliding/flight, and variously structured leg elements."

Rosser believes the photos show evidence of carapaces, antennae, insectoid legs and segmented bodies which stand out from the surrounding martian regolith. However others aren't convinced, with an anonymous whistleblower claiming the martian insects are examples of "pareidolia," a phenomenon in which the mind is tricked into seeing something that isn't there:

If you stare at an object long enough and really want it to be something,  your mind starts seeing patterns and images that aren't really there. We call this pareidolia and that's what's happening here, a pudgy chow thief Lieutenant Colonel turns into a space bug. It's a trick of the mind.

Is Rosser right, is there insect life on Mars or do NASA photos simply reveal a corpulent, corrupt, lying, stand on your rank like a fool, traitorous, uniformed bureaucrat? 

You be the judge,



LL said...

IF that is true, and I'm not saying that anything that evil could exist on Mars, we need to develop a method of 'neutron soak' to bombard the surface of Mars to insure that they are all dead before we land.

I'm surprised that with somebody that hideous that the doctor didn't lift him up and slap his face (instead of his butt) after he was born.

Well Seasoned Fool said...

Adds drama, no matter the answer.

No reason life cannot exist on Mars. Life as we know it on Earth, no. Other forms? Maybe.

Kid said...

It must be True LSP. I once saw a picture of a dead rat on the surface of Mars. Must have died of starvation since there is little more than rock and sand there with some ice in craters at the pole(s).

But seriously, there might be some form of life in that ice. I don't see it on dry land. Jupiter's water/ice moon Europa looks promising for life discovery.

Jim said...

I'm not worried about Martians. Their last invasion was a disaster, at least according to that documentary hosted by Gene Barry that I saw.

LSP said...

LL, I found the images terrifying and applaud our Commander-in-Chief for having the foresight to set up a Space Force. It could well be needed, not least for the war on BUGS.

And yes, truly hideous.

LSP said...

Rosser's pretty convinced, WSF, and maybe he's right. Life exists in the harshest environments on earth and microbes can apparently exist in space, so why not Mars? Then there's Vindman.

LSP said...

With you on that, Kid, and if there's life on dry land it'd surely have to be pretty different than anything we know. Mind you, what's under the martian tundra, ice? And BUGS?

Maybe LL's caution's in order.

LSP said...

Jim, some argue that we've got plenty of BUGS here on earth, operating, allegedly, in the highest corridors of power.

Does this mean we need to neutron soak the District?

gL said...

Quite possibly some of the worst and most embarrassing photo-shopping I've ever seen. Nice.

LSP said...

That wasn't "photoshopped" GL, just photos of a Mars BUG. Or would that be a traitorous, fat, corrupt, disgrace to the uniform, hideous, sneaky, lying Ukrainian who somehow found its way into the Army and the the NSC?

You decide. While you're at it, ask how much it was paid.