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"Gorilla" Spotted On Mars

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Tom Hale

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Tom is a writer in London with a Master's degree in Journalism whose editorial work covers anything from health and the environment to technology and archaeology.

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757 "Gorilla" Spotted On Mars
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Another week, another madcap sighting on Mars. This time around, eagle-eyed voyeurs have spotted a Martian menagerie in an image taken by NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover.

Youtube channel Mister Enigma recently posted a video on the image, describing the sight as “a gorilla, or bear-type creature, or maybe even a statue of a creature” next to a “baby or cub.”

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They went on to explain this find: “There are many theories of the origins of Earth coming from our next door neighbour, Mars. So it is very well possible that these could be a type of Martian bear.”

Needless to say, there are far more logical explanations. As with many of these sightings, it’s likely to be a case of pareidolia – a psychological quirk that causes humans to find the familiar in the unfamiliar. You can read more about this trick of the mind here.

 

 


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