This Perseverance rover image from April 2021 shows a collection of rocks. The red circle highlights the one under discussion
Combing through Mars rover images is a fun pastime, but it's important to remember them, and they're just cool chunks of the landscape. Sometimes, goofy rock observations leak into wider media, as with snapped by NASA's Perseverance rover.
Let's do this.
Scott Waring, who runs a UFO-focused site, has a shape on the top of it, indicating it is a proof of life on the red planet.
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In a rover, Waring sees a "alien figure," a small person in a dark suit reclining and watching.
Is that possible, Ian Malcolm?
In my imagination, the "figure" looks like a tiny sculptural representation of the famous Jurassic Park scene where Jeff Goldblum is lying like he's in a boudoir photo shoot.
I don't blame Waring for the excitement. I get giddy when I see a neat Martian rock (here's looking at you), but I'd be happy if a day came when scientists discovered intelligent alien life on Mars.
According to the statement, 55 strange objects are being seen on Mars.
The human desire to find familiar objects, faces, and figures on Mars is something important. I believe it's a form of optimism, of hope that we're not the only planet inhabited by brainy people. So keep seeing wild things on Mars, but let us also know them for their potential.