The weirdest images taken on Mars are not what they seem
The Mars Rover has been touring about and taking photos on he planet since 2012. During this time it has captured some images that have aroused the suspicion of conspiracy theorists. What do you think, could these be signs of a Martian race or is there a more simple explanation?
Mars' volcano was going to erupt.
While this photo makes it look like there is an active volcano on Mars, it is actually just a coincidentally placed cloud.
Did martians make a statue of Donald Trumps Head?
This rock looks just like Donald Trumps head. Luckily, nobody created a dedicated statue, it is just a rock that so happens to resemble Trump.
Another spooky space statue.
There are many 'statues' found on Mars resembling people and faces. However, close up images of this formation was also taken to reveal the 'face' is actually just a series of small rocks and craters.
An alien head pulling a pouty face?
Conspiracy theorists found this formation in one of NASA's Mars Rover images. But sadly it is not a sign of alien life.
What looks to be the statue of a deity.
Humans are programmed to find faces in objects, even objects on Mars. This phenomenon is called pareidolia and explains why we see so many faces in Mars' environment.
Could this be a light in the distance?
This looks like a light waiting off in the distance. But although Mars may seem spooky it is not the scene of a horror movie. This light is actually the result of a cosmic ray hit which sent high energy particles flying around the atmosphere.
A woman waiting in the distance.
This looks almost like a mirage. There is no actual woman in the photo but just another example of pareidolia. The woman-like formation is just a very weird rock.
Mars' floating spoon has been seen many times.
There have long been many images of Mars' 'floating spoon' circulating the internet. Indeed this rock is shaped like a spoon but due to a different system of gravity strange formations of rock are able to 'hover' without breaking.
The woman in a dress staring off into space.
Mars really does have some strange rock formations. This is another one which resembles a woman who looks as if she's a little bit lost. If movies have taught us anything we wouldn't go check it out.
It looks as if there is a human thigh bone on Mars.
One of the rocks in the top of the image looks just like a human thigh bone. Don't worry though it really is just a rock.
Could rodents exist on Mars?
Right between two rocks there looks to be a squirrel hiding on the ground. But what's more likely? That it is just another rock or that there is a secret underground rodent race on Mars?
Plastic? Yes, that is plastic 163.85 million km away from Earth.
In 2012 the Mars Rover spotted something shiny on the ground that didn't match up with everything else in the environment. It was actually plastic from the Rover itself. Scientists suspect a wrapping must have come off one of the Rover's cables.
It looks like humans are polluting more than just our own planet.
This strange image looks like a geyser on Mars.
This tall object looks like the steam of a geyser or a mini tornado, but scientists call this a 'dust devil' and is a pretty common weather event on Mars.
An alien soldier frozen in time.
Conspiracy theorists found this creature lurking in the back of one of NASA's images and they are convinced its evidence of an alien race, a soldier that has been frozen in time.
Now we have been through this a few times already...it's a rock.