29 January 2014, 13:58

Scientist sues NASA for not examining alien life on Mars

Scientist sues NASA for not examining alien life on Mars

Rhawn Joseph, a self-described scientist and author, has filed a lawsuit in the US District Court Northern District of California against NASA. He asserts that the white rock found by Mars rover Opportunity was alive. Joseph is looking for an order which would force NASA and Charles Boulden the administrator, to examine the rock more carefully.

On January 8, NASA’s Mars rover Opportunity took a picture of the surrounding area and found a white rock, which was clearly a barren rock just two weeks beforehand. However, NASA said the appearance of the rock was straightforward. The space agency claimed that it is possible a close impact sent the rock toward the rover. Another theory is that Opportunity pushed the rock from the ground and nobody caught notice until later on.

Joseph has put in a request for NASA to “perform a public, scientific, and statutory duty which is to closely photograph and thoroughly scientifically examine and investigate a putative biological organism.” The man does not think this is an actual rock.

“When examined by Petitioner the same structure in miniature was clearly visible upon magnification and appears to have just germinated from spores.” According to the lawsuit, the “rock” was there the entire time and just grew until it could be seen.

"The refusal to take close up photos from various angles, the refusal to take microscopic images of the specimen, the refusal to release high resolution photos, is inexplicable, recklessly negligent, and bizarre," the lawsuit alleged.

Voice of Russia, News.com.au

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