To most people, the photos taken on Mars by the Curiosity rover appear to look like endless red landscape filled with nothing more than rocks. Yet, there are more than a few imaginative people out there that have decided the photos released by NASA are in fact signs of life on Mars.
It’s been going on for years, conspiracy theorists score through the many photos taken on Mars in pursuit of aliens and other signs of life. According to these individuals, the following photos prove lizards, ghostly ladies and even mermaids are all hanging out on Mars. For the record, experts from NASA claim these photos are mostly to blame on oddly shaped rocks.
Ashwin Vasavada is a scientist currently working on the Mars rover project. In an interview with CNN Vasavada said, “We have color HD cameras on this rover that far exceed anything ever sent to the planet before, and yet in order to find these things that kind of trick your brain into thinking it’s a mermaid or whatever, you do have to zoom in where it’s kind of a fuzzy shadow at that point.”
As much fun as it is to think little ladies and iguanas exist on Mars, Vasavada said, “There is no group that would be (happier) to see such a thing than the 500 scientists around the world who work on this Curiosity rover. So far we haven’t seen anything that is so obvious that it would be similar to what these claims are.”
Then again… scientists aren’t always right…