We’ve been exploring the surface of Mars since the mid ’70s. Since then, roving vehicles have sent back thousands of fascinating images, all of which are helping scientists to understand whether the Red Planet could have once supported life. But could the following 20 images be the only clues that they need? Apparently featuring everything from strange skulls to abandoned space stations, these photos have certainly got UFO hunters and conspiracy theorists talking nonstop.
20. Face of an ancient god
The Mars Opportunity rover was just going about its business; it didn’t expect to be greeted by the face of the divine. But that’s what happened, or so it seems, with the image it captured bearing more than a passing resemblance to the 2,800-year-old Neo-Assyrian god on the right.
19. Lady in the distance
This landscape is about as Martian as it gets, but standing on one of those rocks is what appears to be the figure of a woman. “She” was captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover, and website UFO Sightings Daily reckons the image is proof that there’s life on Mars.