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Did NASA Capture An Alien And Its Shadow On The Moon?

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A shadowy figure was spotted on the moon's surface last month, and since then it has grabbed the attention -- and the extremely wild imagination -- of the Internet.

YouTube user Wowforreeel first started investigating the figure using Google Moon, a collection of millions of NASA images made public, according to KGW. On its face, the "figure" looks like a shadow created by any number of geological formations on the moon's surface.

But as these things go, the Internet is pointing to aliens and an ancient statue from Greece as the true subjects of the photos. The Examiner even urges its readers to set aside all logic before examining the mysterious shape:

Of course, the shadow might be explained in a number of ways, particularly as a trick of light or a camera lens glitch.

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.

Some media sites are pointing to the figure's alleged resemblance to the ancient Greek statue, "The Colossus of Rhodes," which is thought to have sunk into a harbor after a massive earthquake in 226 B.C. Here's what the statue looked like:

the colossus of rhodes

The Daily Mail and Wowforreeel seem to think it looks like an alien walking alongside its own shadow. Wowforreeel suggested it was something drawn into the picture, "but after going to Google Moon, whatever it is... uh, is there."

man on moon

This isn't the first time that Internet users have decided that rocks -- or craters, or shadows, or light -- are most definitely aliens. Take a look at our slideshow of photos taken by NASA's rover Curiosity, which features objects on Mars that look like aliens, but probably aren't:

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