Keen-eyed amateur astronomer Joe White, 45, noticed a chuck of rock in the footage which looks bizarrely like an enormous long statue, complete with head.
Mr White, a space video journalist from Bristol, said: “I estimate it to be at least 100 feet long, possibly 200.
“I have been studying this area in detail for years now and was looking for a closer photo of this spot as I suspected there might be something interesting to be seen.
“When I looked at this particular NASA image I was astounded at the large head detail on this giant structure.
“The door like archway to the right of the possible sphinx head also caught my eye as I looked further.