The 20 Most Mysterious Things Ever Photographed On Mars

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Image: NASA via Mirror
Image: NASA via The Mirror

18. A perfect pyramid

It looks like something straight from the Libyan Desert, but this isn’t one of the pyramids of Giza. No, this image was captured by NASA’s Curiosity rover, with the “pyramid” being roughly as big as a car. Paranormal investigators say it’s proof of alien life; scientists say it’s simply a quirky rock formation.

Image: NASA via Space.com
Image: NASA via Space.com

17. A huge human face

This large Martian rock in the planet’s Cydonia region looks like a person’s face – there’s just no denying it. It was captured during the Viking 1 mission way back in 1976, but NASA scientists were quick to explain that, unfortunately, the “face” was merely a light-and-shadows induced mirage.

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Image: NASA via Space.com
Image: NASA via Space.com

16. A thigh bone

There’s no getting around this one: it’s obviously a thigh bone, right? Well, when it was captured by the Curiosity rover in 2014, NASA swiftly pointed out that, actually, this was the image of a rock that had been eroded by water. That’s still quite exciting, as it’s a sign of life; less exciting, though, is the fact that it could equally well have been shaped by wind.

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