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“Alien Crab” Crawling Between Rocks Captured in NASA Mars Curiosity Photo

Could Mars be ruled by crustaceans? Let’s see what an expert had to say.

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Ongoing missions that aim to know Mars more are ongoing. Little by little, our knowledge about the Red Planet are slowly increasing as space agencies continue to research and provide the public and the scientific community with new data. This is why, finding something new about Mars is a cause for excitement for many.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) released a photo of Mars last week that has got social media buzzing. It’s because the photo was able to capture what seems like a crustacean crawling on the surface of the Red Planet.

Here is the original photo:

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Photo credit: NASA
Here is the close-up version that has got people talking: Crawling crab, maybe?

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Could Mars be ruled by crabs or crawly animals? An expert thinks not.

Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer and Director of the Center for SETI Research said these types of pictures are frequently sent to him, with the senders so excited because they think they’ve discovered something unusual. In fact, he receives similar photos at least once a week, he told the Huffington Post.

“Those that send them to me are generally quite excited, as they claim that these frequently resemble SOMETHING you wouldn’t expect to find on the rusty, dusty surface of the Red Planet,” he said. “It’s usually some sort of animal, but occasionally even weirder objects such as automobile parts. Maybe they think there are cars on Mars.”


According to Shostak, these cases may be an example of “Pareidolia,” which pertains to the imagined perception of an image even if it does not really exists. The brain is so intelligent that it can make all sorts of patterns and shapes, just like when we imagine a moon to have facial features or clouds shaped as animals.

“Recognizing a crab in a landscape filled with wind-weathered rocks is no more surprising — nor more significant — than seeing a winking face in a semi-colon followed by a parenthesis,” Shostak added.

Oh well, so much for the excitement. Although there have been no evidences yet of life on Mars, we are sure we’ll keep on getting similar photos to satisfy their little explorer minds. We’ll watch out for that and let you know!

What do you think? Please drop us a comment in the comment box below and share this post to your family and friends too!

H/T: NASA, JourneytotheSurfaceoftheMARS, Huffington Post, Rare

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We all know that dogs are very caring when it comes to their young ones. If you have a dog at home, we're sure you've witnessed firsthand how they take good care of their little pups. This is particularly true regardless of the dog's breed. Whatever their size, shape, and characteristic, it's amazing to watch these dogs be a parent to their puppies. But did you know that they're actually extremely adorable when they pose with their “mini-mes”?

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Deserts cover one fifth of our Earth’s terrain. Plants and animals thriving in deserts have successfully adapted to the harsh environmental conditions; in fact,  some of the world’s deserts are among the Earth's last remaining regions of total wilderness. Desert regions are also home to over one billion people, or one-sixth of the planet’s population.

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Construction Worker Unearths P16.8M Worth of 12th Century Treasures in the Philippines

According to the National Geographic, the gold and silver coins, jewelry, and other artifacts recovered from the property are dated to be more than 2,000 years old.

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