Mystery Hole on Mars’ South Pole

When reports of strange landscape features spotted on the Martian landscape come in, they usually come from the same old YouTube-based armchair sleuths. Now that Google Mars lets anyone with an internet connection pore over the Martian surface for rocks that look like ancient buildings, rocks that look like alien spacecraft, or rocks that look like weird rocks. This week, however, NASA’s own Jet Propulsion Laboratories have published images taken…

Traces of possible Martian biological activity inside a meteorite

Did Mars ever have life? Does it still? A meteorite from Mars has reignited the old debate. An international team that includes scientists from EPFL has published a paper in the scientific journal Meteoritics and Planetary Sciences, showing that martian life is more probable than previously thought. “So far, there is no other theory that we find more compelling,” says Philippe Gillet, director of EPFL’s Earth and Planetary Sciences Laboratory….

‘Thigh Bone’ On Mars Seen In New Curiosity Photo

NASA’s Curiosity rover has spotted a “thigh bone” on Mars — or at least that’s what some paranormal types would have you believe. The folks at UFO Blogger wrote this week that the rover’s MastCam had captured a photograph of a “fossilized thigh bone” on the red planet on August 14. The object certainly resembles a fossilized femur, but the odds that it’s anything other than a weird-looking rock are,…

2012: Monolith Object on Mars? You Could Call It That

By Natalie Wolchover | LiveScience.com – Wed, Apr 11, 2012 Amateur stargazers have discovered an intriguing object jutting out from the surface of Mars. The seemingly perfectly rectangular, upright structure, found in NASA images of the Red Planet, bears a striking resemblance to the monoliths planted on Earth and the moon by aliens in the classic sci-fi film “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The object in question was first spotted several years ago…