The Mars Curiosity rover really is the alien hunter’s dream come true. With so many anomaly “discoveries” made by the NASA bot over the past few months, Curiosity has been regarded by many armchair astrobiologists as the most efficient alien-finding device outside planet Earth.
Another “find” has excited ET enthusiasts this week when Curiosity rover purportedly discovered what some perceived as one of the most convincing “evidences” of alien life on Mars. Multiple observers online, most notably the guys behind the YouTube channel Mars Moon Space Photo Zoom Club, have made implications that an elongated object located just beside the rover when it took a photo of the drilling site “John Klein” may have been a part of an endoskeleton of a Martian creature. The image was taken by Curiosity early in 2013, but has only been reviewed by the channel this month.
Despite convincing a few regarding the possibilities of ancient Martian life, many — including alien hunters themselves — were skeptical of the YouTube channel’s interpretation of the picture.
NASA’s description of the photo gave emphasis on the more rigorous aspect of the image’s context, and did not give serious thought on any possible anomalous find that the rover may have spotted. On their official website, the space organization wrote as follows.
“Shown on this mosaic are the four targets that were considered for drilling, all of which were analyzed by Curiosity’s instrument suite. At ‘Brock Inlier,’ data from the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS) and images from the Mars Hand Lens imager (MAHLI) were collected. The target ‘Wernecke’ was brushed by the Dust Removal Tool (DRT) with complementary APXS, MAHLI, and Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) analyses. Target ‘Thundercloud’ was the subject of the drill checkout test known as ‘percuss on rock.’ The target Drill was interrogated by APXS, MAHLI and ChemCam.”
The tiny bone discovery, similar to perhaps all of Mars Curiosity Rover’s “alien evidence finds” over the past few months, is most probably just the product of pareidolia, a psychological experience that commonly occurs among ET observers. Live Science describes it as a “psychological phenomenon that causes some people to see or hear a vague or random image or sound as something significant.”
Scientists may not subscribe to far-fetched discoveries such as the Curiosity “tiny bone” find featured above, but they do acknowledge the possibility of finding actual life on Mars. The Inquisitr recently reported on the sudden rise in methane levels on the red planet, which was detected by Mars Curiosity Rover last year. Some experts say that the methane numbers might possibly be the waste products of undiscovered microbes underneath the Martian surface.
[Image from NASA]