The Martian pictures sent back to earth by the Curiosity rover only show a landscape of strangely-shaped rocks. But to many conspiracy theorists, these images are proof that NASA is hiding knowledge of an alien civilization living on the red planet. From a ghostly woman to a bizarre military bunker, alien hunters have, so far, spotted all manner of things on Mars. While NASA hardly comments on these claims, one of its researchers has now delivered a clarification for why so many people see bizarre objects on the red planet. Ashwin Vasavada, who is currently working on the Mars rover project, says scientists are not hiding proof of alien life from the general public. His comments came after a slight increase in 'sightings' of bizarre alien objects on the red planet. In their newest 'discovery', for example, a number of people claim that they had spotted the Star Destroyer from Star Wars on Mars.
Vasavada added “We have colour HD cameras on this rover that far exceed anything ever sent to the planet before,”
Director of the Centre for SETI Research, Seth Shostak, says we also tend to use this ability of seeing familiar things at random places to 'deepen our imagination' and recognize meaningful shapes, even when they're actually not there at all.
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