The Mast Camera on NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover has captured a dusty orange rodent among the stones on the rock-strewn surface of the Red Planet, starry-eyed enthusiasts have claimed.
The photo, taken Sept. 28, 2012, depict the “Rocknest” site, where NASA’s rover took a scoopful of sand, tasted it, and determined it was full of weathered basaltic materials.
NASA believes that they have discovered evidence of water on Mars but a Mars rat is definitely not one of the officially listed discoveries. But UFO Sightings thinks there is a NASA Mars rat conspiracy:
“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. Why would they not tell us about it? 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.”