Strange 'ancient face' spotted on Mars rock

This image from Mars Opportunity appears to show the face of what UFO enthusiasts say is an ancient God. NASA

This image from Mars Opportunity appears to show the face of what UFO enthusiasts say is an ancient God. NASA

For anyone scanning photos of Mars, the Red Planet can often seem like a house of mirrors.

Amid the dust and rocks, there have over the years been reports of what seem to be images of human faces, a spoon and, of course, the portrait of Mahatma Gandhi in profile.

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Now, some UFO enthusiasts believe they have stumbled upon another humdinger – this one is a 2010 mage from Mars Opportunity rover that is said to resemble ancient Mesopotamian sculptures.The image was taken at a site called "Concepción Crater," a spot that had stumped scientists due to weird coatings on rocks near the crater.  

The website, UFO Sightings Daily, brought this mysterious rock to light earlier in the week and seems convinced it is onto something. UFO Sightings Daily compares the image to that of ancient Mesopotamian sculpture

“Found these faces on Mars side by side. One is looking towards us and the other is looking to the left. The face looking at us has a lot of similarities to the ancient Mesopotamia faces,” Scott Waring said on UFO Sightings Daily, next to the photo.  

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CNET notes a certain resemblance to a NEO-Assyrian attendant god dedicated to Nabu, a god of wisdom.

NASA, for some reason, hasn’t appeared all that interested in exploring the mystery of the face. 

"As you can probably tell, it is a natural rock at the disrupted rim of a small crater, not a sculpture made by some ancient culture," NASA spokesman Guy Webster told in an email. "But it's great that people are using their imaginations and enjoying the full public access to every image taken by any Mars rover."

Instead, NASA is more concerned with directing the Curiosity Rover to a network of active dunes – as tall as a two-story building and as wide as a football field – that they will tell scientists something about the planet's current environment as well as the sandstone layers made from the dunes that turned into rock long ago.