Martian Mouse Caught on Camera
Martian face and Martian manThere’s rock-solid evidence of life on Mars according to Scott C. Waring of UFO Sightings Daily. His eagle-eye spotted a rodent in a area known as the “Rocknest,” photographed by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity last year.

“Its a cute rodent on Mars,” Waring writes. “Note it’s lighter color upper and lower eyelids, it’s nose and cheek areas, its ear, its front leg and stomach. Looks similar to a squirrel camouflaged in the stones and sand by its colors.”

Upon further examination, there also seems to be a mouse hole in the rock formation just above the animal but rather than being the result of a rock burrowing rodent living on Mars, the more likely explanation is a psychological phenomenon called pareidolia. It’s the tendency to perceive meaning where there is none. On Earth that frequently involves seeing shapes in clouds but on the red planet it’s rocks that spark our imagination. The most famous example was in 1976 when Viking 1 captured the so-called “Face on Mars,” which was later shown to be a trick of light. More recently, the Mars rover Spirit took a snapshot of what appeared to be a full-grown man but that NASA explained was “a 2-inch sedimentary rock that has been eroded by the wind.”