No sign yet of extraterrestrial life found by Curiosity Rover on Mars, but a newly discovered cat statue among the Martian landscapes may just an evidence of alien life that researchers need, according to the report from Inquisitr.
Microbial life on the Red Planet has long been considered a possibility, but others are more thrilled to know if there’s another kind of life that exists or existed on the planet.
Many UFO and alien aficionados speculate that artifacts from Mars could prove a flourishing civilization or an existence of beings who lived on Mars at some point in time.
One of the alleged artifacts, which alien and UFO enthusiasts are referring, is an apparent cat statue discovered among the photos taken by the Curiosity Rover.
YouTube username UFOvni2012 posted a video on the site saying that there’s something more to the rock formation photographed by the Curiosity Rover on the planet’s surface.
Some UFO bloggers said that one could make out the ear, eyes, and mouth of the statue upon a thorough examination. At least one blogger also noticed another cat-like figure in other pictures from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab website.
Curiosity Rover made its landing on the Martian surface on August 6, 2012 and has since busy doing its missions, including examining the planet’s environmental condition and signs of life. Researchers speculate that some areas of the Red Planet are once lakebeds of chemical energy, mild water, and other essential elements that could give a hint that microbial life possibly developed on the planet.
One of the next missions of the Rover is to conduct a mini drill test on Mojave rock to assess the suitability of the stone for full-on drilling, and also collect samples of unknown crystal shapes that were discovered on the rock.
If the drilling of Martian rock becomes successful, researchers could look for mineral salts that evaporated on the planet after being left behind by a lake.