NASA's Mars rover, Perseverance, has been rolling around the Red Planet for a year and a half, and during that time it has taken almost 300,000 images. Like its predecessor, the Curiosity, many of those photos are just of rocks and dust, but some have been a little bit more exciting. There have been pictures of things like an "alien boot," metallic wreckage, a flying UFO, a mysterious doorway, "alien arms," and what looks like an actual alien. Now, there is another strange image to add to the list - a rock with what looks like an eerie face carved into it.
An eagle-eyed Mars fan was able to spot the odd formation in a large photo of the Martian landscape. They posted it to Reddit with the title, "Interesting photo from Mars with a face or statue of some sort." In the shot, you can see a rock that does indeed look like it has a face on it, lying on its side in the sand.
NASA hasn't commented on the find, which has conspiracy theorists certain it is evidence of an alien colony. One person commented, "Just imagine if they started digging up the dirt on Mars and uncovered ruins of like an ancient civilization or something," and another agreed, "We are looking at what's left of a past civilization."
Skeptics had a lot to say too, writing things like, "Most of the rock and boulders you see scattered all over the surface of Mars is probably just leftover pieces of asteroid that's been smashing into the planet for millions of years," and, "Shadows have a lot to do with what you see." Others wrote off the face to pareidolia, which is humans' tendency to see a face in a random pattern.
You can read more comments by checking out the post on Reddit.