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'Dinosaur skull' photographed on Mars


Posted on Wednesday, 21 May, 2014 | Comment icon 48 comments


The rock resembles the shape of a dinosaur skull fossil. Image Credit: NASA

The latest in a long line of impossible objects sighted on Mars is a rock in the shape of a T. rex skull.

Eagle-eyed observers claim to have found a lot of strange things on the Red Planet over the last few years including a human hand, a gerbil and even Bigfoot, but in this latest pareidolia exercise one person has spotted something that may trump them all - the skull of a Tyrannosaurus rex.

The recent rise in sightings of impossible items on the surface of Mars has come about thanks to the regular flow of new photographs from NASA's Curiosity rover, providing an endless array of alien landscape shots from which to seek familiar shapes. While none of these supposed artifacts are anything but random rocks, this hasn't stopped people from scouring through the photographs for something unusual and sharing their discoveries on social media sites.

This latest find, a rock with an admittedly skull-like appearance complete with eye socket and apparent nasal cavity, is just the latest example of this ongoing and perplexing social phenomenon.

   
Source: Huffington Post | Comments (48)

Tags: Mars, Curiosity


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #39 Posted by Rose-Red Howler on 23 May, 2014, 23:20
Why can't it be more than just rocks?
Comment icon #40 Posted by zebra99 on 24 May, 2014, 1:26
This guy probably sees the last supper in his wifes varicose veins.
Comment icon #41 Posted by Poltergeistnz on 24 May, 2014, 1:50
Took me a while to find the rock in question. Yep... just a rock.
Comment icon #42 Posted by AlienDan on 25 May, 2014, 7:38
lol lthis is even worse than the guini pig one.
Comment icon #43 Posted by beibeiqi on 26 May, 2014, 5:02
The thing is it may "look" like a skull but did they bring it in for inspection? Or are they just assuming and telling others it's a skull when it's probably a rock. People see every shape on Mars & the Moon. I love how no one brings it in for testing though.
Comment icon #44 Posted by HappyMonkey on 26 May, 2014, 5:28
Huh, that rock does sort of look like a trex skull. Neat.
Comment icon #45 Posted by Kenemet on 27 May, 2014, 18:43
It actually doesn't look anything like a tyrannosaurid skull or any sort of dinosaur skull.
Comment icon #46 Posted by Poltergeistnz on 28 May, 2014, 0:19
I agree
Comment icon #47 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 28 May, 2014, 16:23
This reminds me of the way Carl Sagan explains observation using the planet Venus. For as long as we've known about it, no one could see any surface features. When we got newer and more powerful telescopes, we pointed them at Venus, and that's all we could see -- a featureless disc. Totally covered with clouds. Well, the argument ran, what are clouds made of? Water! So if Venus is entirely covered with clouds, it must be very wet. The whole planet must be a swamp. And where there's a swamp, there are usually lots of plants. Heck, maybe even dinosaurs. Observation: You can'... [More]
Comment icon #48 Posted by Nicany on 28 May, 2014, 18:33
I... don't see it. 6.o


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