Rat on Mars?

A photo taken on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity rover is causing quite a stir because some see in it a Martian rat.

Mike Wall reports for SPACE.com, May 31, 2013, that UFO buffs spotted the purported “Mars rat” in a panoramic photo snapped in September 2012 by NASA’s Curiosity rover. Zooming in on a portion of the image reveals what appears to be a rodent crouching between two rocks, its nose to the ground.

Scott Waring wrote at UFO Sightings Daily: “It’s a cute rodent on Mars. Note its lighter-color upper and lower eyelids, its nose and cheek areas, its ear, its front leg and stomach. Looks similar to a squirrel camouflaged in the stones and sand by its colors.”

In an update to what he wrote last December, Waring even raised the possibility that NASA flew the rat to Mars secretly, as part of an experiment testing out the Red Planet’s ability to support life as we know it. “Why would they not tell us about it?” Waring wrote. “Because the squirrel would be expected to die eventually and that would get PETA [People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals] to fight against them in a court of law.”

The Mars rat has now gone viral, jumping from the pages of UFO Sightings Daily to more mainstream publications such as Discovery News, Fox News, and SPACE.com.

The rodent has even picked up its own Twitter account, @RealMarsRat. Just 49 people were following the rat as of Friday afternoon (May 31), but that’s still pretty good for a rodent.

Here’s the pic on Yahoo:

Mars ratHmm. That thing between the two rocks does look sorta like a rodent.

I enlarged the “rodent”:

Mars rat1Scientists say it’s highly unlikely that a rat, squirrel, lizard or any other organism could survive on the cold, dry Martian surface today, although the Red Planet may still be able to support microbial life in select underground pockets. They say the Martian rat is actually an example of a psychological phenomenon called pareidolia — the tendency of the human brain to perceive animals or other familiar shapes in vague or random images.

What do you think? LOL

Rats on Mars is nothing. I’m still waiting for a follow-up on that Wired magazine article about the two DARPA (DoD’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) scientists who claimed a teenage Obama had teleported to and back from Mars in a secret CIA project in the early 1980s. (See “Obama went to Mars?!,” Jan. 11, 2o12.)

Now that’s the real rat on Mars.

H/t FOTM’s igor


31 responses to “Rat on Mars?

  1. Maybe they are lying through teeth


  2. oh and everyone else in this GD government lies, cheats, steals, and probably murders too


  3. I’ve seen the angel orbs of light rising from the hand of God as His breath blows creation into life. NASA people called it the Orion Nebula, the 500 mph canyon wind, and gas bubbles….so whats a rock that looks like a rat!


  4. It looks like just another democrat operative sniffing out votes.——LOL


  5. I think the real explanation is that our entire space program is a sham. The videos are really being filmed in the desert on earth. Our government is lying to us about astronomy, which is more accurately explained by the Bible, or Torah, than by modern science.


  6. So… what you are saying is that at least ONE lying rat stayed behind on Mars, instead of returning to Earth?


  7. Oh dear! Those confounded illegal alien earth creatures are invading my red planet! Time to dust off the old Illudium PU-38 Explosive Space Modulator! You see what happens when you earth creatures let (o)bama islamise NASA? Now these confounded “Mosque Rat’s” minarets will block my view of Venus! I should blast the Kaaba to sub-atomic particles, but they’re holding my black space rock hostage there! It’s blackmail I tell you, they’re trying to islamise Mars! OH DEAR!!


  8. Dressage Rider

    I’m thinking of the Stainless Steel Rat by Harry Harrison, or maybe the Turtledove books Homeward Bound.


  9. Thank you Dr. Eowyn for this interesting post. It does look a little like a rodent; however, it could also be one of the three rocks (a rock with a hole in it).


  10. Yeah, sure, the rat is cute ,,, but did anybody else see the rock with a face on it at about the eleven oclock from the position of the rat? A Mars rock with Jesus’ face on it? I gotta get that for my ebay account! Bet it would fetch more money than some old rat!


  11. Dr. Eowyn,
    It looks pretty phony to me. I smell a rat.


  12. Because there is so much food for the rat to eat on Mars…


  13. even more ominous is that this mars rat voted for obama.


  14. its rocky the flying squirrel! no its just nasa waisting more money!


  15. When I see a ROACH, then I’ll scream! BTW, I sure do miss Mel Blanc – what a jewel….


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