Alien Conspiracy!: Smoke Snake Spotted On Mars

March 8, 2012


Here's a shot from the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on Nasa's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. As you can clearly see, it's some sort of alien life form, probably the Martian equivalent to the black smoke from LOST. Per NASA trying sweep it under the rug per usual:

A westerly breeze partway up the height of the dust devil produced a delicate arc in the plume. The image was taken during the time of Martian year when the planet is farthest from the sun. Just as on Earth, winds on Mars are powered by solar heating. Exposure to the sun's rays declines during this season, yet even now, dust devils act relentlessly to clean the surface of freshly deposited dust, a little at a time.

A dust devil -- that's the best you could come up with? I'm not buying it! "You're not buying anything, GW -- you're broke." I...have been reduced to stealing my roommate's food and blaming it on rats.

A Ghostly Snake on Mars [gizmodo]

Thanks to Charles and Mr. Fancy, who're convinced it's a see-thru version of a space slug like the one that tried to eat the Millennium Falcon in The Empire Strikes Back and might be right.

  • BakaHitsuji

    Doesn't make sense, either that dust line is rendered and fixed to look better than originally found, or something is fake, because that shadow does not match the shape at all.

  • Stephanie Whitlock

    this is just the location for the game "From Dust" is based.

  • Azariel_z


  • LOST

  • Since the black smoke was or could still be "The Man in black" does this mean... that Jack(white smoke, cuz hes the good guy) is on mars now for some reason?

  • n_a_a_s

    A martian campfire left burning, even though the atmosphere doesn't support fire - outdoor fire safety is a little different in their climate

  • Jedidiah Pakula

    yo, your link redirects back to the homepage, rather than giz :(

  • luxlucetintenebris

    You know they could take a picture of a martian waving a flag at the camera shouting 'look at me' and they'd still call it a sandstorm.

  • rikster81

    looks like sperm to me

  • Sylvain Gagn√©

    Look like a mini tornado whit only dust and wavy interference, it's Mars, it's just logical.

  • Looks like the martians have named a new pope. For our sake, I hope he's pro birth control.

  • Guest

    Mars first cloud is a little weird.

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