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While many alien hunters search the cosmic for extraterrestrials, one claims to have spotted ‘an Iron Man robot’ hitchhiking on Comet 67P.
The bizarre sighting was found in an image of Churyumov–Gerasimenko that was snapped by the Rosetta spacecraft a few days before it met its demise is September.
The conspiracy theorist has also claimed that there is a lion face etched in one of the rocks and another sculpture laying in the dust that were ‘made by intelligent beings’.
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While many alien hunters search the cosmic for extraterrestrials, one claims to have spotted ‘an Iron Man robot’ hitchhiking on Comet 67P. The Iron Man robot appears to be peaking out of a cave opening in the lower portion of the image
WHY WE SEE STRANGE THINGS ON COMETS
Pareidolia is the psychological response to seeing faces and other significant and everyday items in random stimulus.
It is a form of apophenia, when people see patterns in random, unconnected data.
There have been multiple occasions when people have claimed to see religious images and themes in unexpected places.
On the red planet, one of the most famous is the ‘face on Mars’ spotted by one of the Viking orbiters in 1976.
This was later proven to just be a chance alignment of shifting sand dunes.
Scott C. Waring of UFO Sightings Daily shared the sighting with his followers after examining images of Comet 67P, or the comet formally knows as Churyumov–Gerasimenko, from the European Space Agency (ESA) website.
The Iron Man robot appears to be peaking out of a cave opening in the lower portion of the image.
‘I call it an Iron Man-like robot only because it has a center chest circle on it,’ explained Waring.
‘Perhaps it’s just art, perhaps it is just coincidence, but I bet you see it too.’
Looking at the original image from the ESA and it appears to be just edges of a cave or shadows from other rocks on the comet.
In the same area, Waring also claims there is a giant lion head also sitting on the comet, which he said is smiling and just below it is ‘another very large rock area with lines that look like they have been made by intelligent beings’, Waring explained referring to both of the sculptures.
‘The one constant about anomalies found is that there is no constant,’ he shared in the blog post.
‘You never know what you will find next.’
Looking at the original image (pictured) from the ESA and it appears to be just edges of a cave or shadows from other rocks on the comet
67P IS A COMET CHAMELEON
Although many photos beamed back by the Rosetta spacecraft show comet 67P in black and white, recent data has revealed the distant ball of ice recently underwent a color transformation.
After months of monitoring, scientists have seen, for the first time, how heat from the sun can change the composition of the surface of a comet.
Over a period of three months, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta space probe recorded the brightness changing by more than a third.
The color change is thought to be due to ice hidden below the surface being gently warmed by the sun.
As it warmed, the ice sublimated into gas and escaped, lifting some of the surface dust away and contributing to the comet’s coma and tail.
As these dust layers were slowly ejected, fresher material was gradually exposed.
This new surface was both reflective, making the comet brighter, and richer in ice, resulting in bluer measurements.
The image where Warning believes to have spotted the bizarre objects are actually ‘small and large boulders scattered in the Anubis region,’ according to the ESA’s official website.
The image was taken by Rosetta on September 14, about 1.6 miles from the surface.
In the same area, Waring also claims there is a giant lion head also sitting on the comet, which he said is smiling
just below it is ‘another very large rock area with lines that look like they have been made by intelligent beings’, Waring explained referring to both of the sculptures
The Rosetta probe, which was carrying Philae, launched into space in 2004, using the gravity of Earth and Mars to slingshot its way towards comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
Scott C Waring is making this claim because he believes it has a center chest circle like the Marvel character
It chased the comet through space for more than ten years, entering orbit in August 2014.
After a four-billion-mile (6.4 billion km) journey, the probe then successfully released the Philae lander from its grip to land on the comet on 12 November 2014, travelling at 3.3ft (one metre) a second relative to the comet.
But when it first made contact with the surface it failed to fire harpoons that would have kept it attached to the comet.
This resulted in it bouncing to a height of 0.62 miles (1km) above the comet before again landing on the surface. It then bounced again, but to a much lower altitude.
Philae managed to perform more than 90 per cent of its goals before running out of power. Rosetta, meanwhile, is continuing to orbit and study the comet.
The image where Warning believes to have spotted the bizarre objects are actually ‘small and large boulders scattered in the Anubis region,’ according to the ESA’s official website. The image was taken by Rosetta on September 14, about 1.6 miles from the surface
HOW COMET 67P GOT ITS STRANGE ‘RUBBER DUCK’ SHAPE
Comet 67P has a larger lobe and a smaller lobe separated by a thin ‘neck’ region, each of which appear to be made up of ‘onion-like’ layers.
Professor Matteo Massironi, a geoscientist at the University of Padova, Italy, and his colleagues have found that the larger lobe is made up a series of layers 2,130 ft (650 metres) thick.
However, these are quite different from the layers that appear in the smaller lobe.
Combined with data about the comets gravity, the researchers said this suggests 67P is the result of a low-speed impact between two separate bodies sometime in the distant past.
They say these 1.2 mile wide (2km) smaller comets appear to have formed through similar processes by gradually accruing matter as they traveled through the solar system.
Although erosion is not the root cause of the comet’s double-lobed shape, it nevertheless does play an important role in the comet’s evolution today.
Local variations in the structure of the surface likely result from different rates of vaporization of the ice that forms on the surface of the comet.
From data collected by the two probes, Esa said that water on the comet was different to that on Earth – suggesting water on our world came from an asteroid, not a comet.
And on September 30, 2016, the historic Rosetta mission had officially ended, as the spacecraft crashed onto its comet. The £1 billion ($1.3 billion) quest to 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko ended with a crunch at around 12:20 BST (07:20 ET)