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No thigh bone on Mars, says NASA

NASA has confirmed there is no human bone on Mars after an image taken by the Curiosity rover showing a "femur thigh bone" went viral on various websites. The photo shows the dirt-covered surface of Mars littered with bits of rock, one of which is elongated in a shape similar to a leg bone.

By:IANS
| Updated on: Aug 24 2014, 14:52 IST
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NASA has confirmed there is no human bone on Mars after an image taken by the Curiosity rover showing a 'femur thigh bone' went viral on various websites.

The photo is just a weathered rock, the US space agency said.

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'No bones about it! Seen by Mars rover Curiosity using its MastCam, this Mars rock may look like a femur thigh bone. Mission science team members think its shape is likely sculpted by erosion, either wind or water,' the NASA statement read.

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The photo shows the dirt-covered surface of Mars littered with bits of rock, one of which is elongated in a shape similar to a leg bone.

The image was first picked up on a UFO blog to show evidence of alien life on the Red Planet.

According to NASA, Mars never had enough oxygen for life to grow any bigger than microbes.

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First Published Date: 24 Aug, 14:48 IST
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