Extraterrestrial found using Google Moon? (Probably not)

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Extraterrestrial Found Using Google Moon

A shadowy figure discovered on the surface of the moon has some believing that NASA has captured an image of an extraterrestrial.

YouTube user Wowforreeel investigated Google Moon, a 3D map of the moon built using millions of images taken by NASA, and online news source Examiner posted his findings saying that if you put logic aside, then logically it can be an alien life form.

"Of course, the shadow might be explained in a number of ways, particularly as a trick of light or a camera lens glitch," Examiner's Tom Rose wrote. "But, if those explanations are ruled out, it still leaves the question of what this object is, since it appears to be rising a great distance from the surface of the moon."

Those explanations have not been ruled out.



Rose also points out that shadowy figure "bears an uncanny resemblance to what the ancient statue, the 'Colossus of Rhodes,' is thought to have looked like," despite the face the statue is believed to have fallen into a Greek Harbor after an earthquake in 226BC, and its remains are no where to be found. So who know what it really looked like, not that it even matters.

The most likely explanation of the shape found on the moon's surface is a psychological phenomenon called "pareidolia," which is a type of misperception involving a vague stimulus being perceived as something clear.

For example, seemingly random shapes on a piece of paper start to appear as a face while there is little to no resemblance to an actual human face. It also explains why some people claim to see a man's face on the moon, when we can all pretty much agree it isn't really there.

What do you think it is? Good ol' ET or a camera trick?

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Extraterrestrial found using Google Moon? (Probably not)
The moon rises in the sky as seen through the Four Towers, or C.T.B.A. (Cuatro Torres Business Area) in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
The moon rises in the sky as seen through the Four Towers or C.T.B.A. (Cuatro Torres Business Area), one of the main symbols of Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines through the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines through the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines through the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
The moon rises in the sky as seen through the Four Towers or C.T.B.A. (Cuatro Torres Business Area), one of the main symbols of Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines through the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines over the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
The moon rises in the sky as seen through the Four Towers or C.T.B.A. (Cuatro Torres Business Area), one of the main symbols of Madrid, Spain, Monday, Aug. 11, 2014. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)
MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: The moon shines over the Four Towers Madrid skyscrapers on August 11, 2014 in Madrid, Spain. . In yesterday's second supermoon of the summer, the moon appeared 30 percent brighter and 14 percent bigger than normal. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)
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Extraterrestrial found using Google Moon? (Probably not)
A Boeing 737 soaring at 38,000 feet in front of the Supermoon, or perigee moon, on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The photo was shot from Crépy-en-Valois, about 36 miles east of Paris, by Sebastien Lebrigand, an amateur photographer.
A Boeing 737 soaring at 38,000 feet in front of the Supermoon, or perigee moon, on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The photo was shot from Crépy-en-Valois, about 36 miles east of Paris, by Sebastien Lebrigand, an amateur photographer.
An Airbus 320 climbs through the atmosphere in front of the Supermoon, or perigee moon, on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The photo was shot from Crépy-en-Valois, about 36 miles east of Paris, by Sebastien Lebrigand, an amateur photographer.
An Airbus 320 climbs through the atmosphere in front of the Supermoon, or perigee moon, on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The photo was shot from Crépy-en-Valois, about 36 miles east of Paris, by Sebastien Lebrigand, an amateur photographer.
An Airbus 320 climbs through the atmosphere in front of the Supermoon, or perigee moon, on Saturday, August 9, 2014. The photo was shot from Crépy-en-Valois, about 36 miles east of Paris, by Sebastien Lebrigand, an amateur photographer.
An ENGLISH airline jet soars in front of a nearly full moon on August 8, 2014. The photo was shot from Crépy-en-Valois, about 36 miles east of Paris, by Sebastien Lebrigand, an amateur photographer.
A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner crossing in front of the sun on July 24, 2014. The photo was shot from Crépy-en-Valois, about 36 miles east of Paris, by Sebastien Lebrigand, an amateur photographer.
A Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner crossing in front of the sun on July 24, 2014. The photo was shot from Crépy-en-Valois, about 36 miles east of Paris, by Sebastien Lebrigand, an amateur photographer.
Sebastien Lebrigand, 39, is a subway maintenance worker and amateur photographer living in Crépy-en-Valois, a suburb of Paris. He's married and has two children. Lebrigand, pictured here with his telescope and camera, uses this photo on his Twitter profile.
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