CINCINNATI (TDB) -- The picture of what looks like a left footprint is worth a thousand words. It was sent back by the Mars lander from the red planet's polar region. The space agency says it wasn't left by a Martian who stopped to check out the robot controlled and launched by earthlings. Sure.
Earlier this year, there were widespread reports that NASA's Spirit rover had captured a photo of a humanoid in 2004.
Doug at ParabolicArc.com says NASA scientists have already nicknamed the site of the footprint "Yeti." He explains how it was formed by the robotic arm's scoop. And he hopes the footprint photo doesn't become fodder for conspiracy zealots who will claim the latest Mars landing was faked and took place in a Northwestern U.S. canyon where a Sasquatch just happened to stroll past.