Giant ‘mouse’ pictured scurrying around on Mars

Alien chasers are wondering whether they have seen proof of life on Mars after spotting what looks like a giant mouse scurrying around on the red planet. The photo was pulled from images taken by Nasa’s mobile robot Curiosity that landed there in August 2012. Keen-eyed space enthusiast Joe White, 45, noticed a dark shape in the footage that looks bizarrely like a little mouse scurrying across the surface of the planet. Joe, a space video journalist from Bristol, said: “It is what looks like a very large rodent in Gale Crater sitting on a ridge, plain as day. “It may be an optical illusion but it has big ears, nose and eyes visible. “It resembles a very large mouse or gerbil, and would be about two or three feet long.”

Joe runs the YouTube channel ArtAlienTV and trawls through Nasa’s images every day to find unusual shapes. The image was shot from the 6ft-high right hand side mast cam on the Curiosity Rover on October 27. Space spotters have claimed to identify numerous bizarre objects and species on Mars since the Curiosity Rover was launched, which they claim NASA denies the existence of. Among them are a floating spoon, a giant scorpion, a space crab, a Buddha statue and a Martian version of Stonehenge. (

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