NASA’s Curiosity Rover spots a ‘mouse’ on Mars!
Are there really rodents on the red planet?
This mouse-shaped shadow was caught on camera by a NASA robot…
Check it out NG Kids fans – it looks like we might have found a red planet rodent!
Scientists have long questioned whether there is life on Mars, and by the looks of these latest pictures, there very well might be…
NASA’s Curiosity Rover (a robot exploring the landscape on planet Mars), seems to have spotted something rather unusual among the usually uninhabited and rocky Martian landscape.
A UFO you might think? A three-headed fish, even? Nope, the pictures show what seems to be a small, fluffy mouse – just hanging out on Mars.
While there’s no official word from NASA about the Martian mouse, amateur astronomer Joe White posted the pictures on his YouTube channel, saying he thinks he’s spotted a mouse in the Curiosity Rover’s recent footage.
He wrote alongside the video: “A possible very large mouse or other rodent on Mars in Gale Crater – sitting on a ridge, plain as day. It is probably an optical illusion but seems to have big ears, nose and eyes. It resembles a very large mouse or jerboa in appearance.”
But hold on to your hats space lovers, because it looks as though the little critter might just be a figure of our imaginations, as many people believe the shadowy image to simply show a mouse-shaped rock.
The Curiosity Rover touched down on Mars on 6th August 2012 and has been on a special space mission to explore the red planet ever since. Scientists are using the car-sized robot to study the Gale Crater, an old meteor site on Mars!
For years scientists believed there was no chance of finding life on Mars, due to its thin atmosphere and freezing winter temperatures – which can be as cold as minus 130°C! But in September 2015 scientists announced they had found salt water on the planet’s surface, leading them to think there could be life on Mars – just probably not in the shape of a mouse!
It was some type of amazing figure crawling on mars WOW!
it probably just a coincidence that it was a rock it is not a mouse as mars has no air or water like bro how can a MOUSE survive on such planet. and not even food is there. -_- so ye...
It would be cool to find mice living on Mars, but, wouldn't it be cool to find ANYTHING on Mars? A mouse rock would also be cool, but which one's cooler?
It is so cool that a mouse or mice might be living in the harsh enviroments of mars the red planet.It could be a rock but it would be pretty unusual for a mouse shaped rock on mars.
a mouse on mars!? wow i think that mouse is elusion cant it be?
An animal needs food, and I doubt a mouse could be finding any carrots on mars. But, hey, there could be micro-organisms or even bugs!
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you would expect it to be an alien but a mouse that's crazy. maybe there is life on mars?
If there are aliens maybe we could be friends with them?
I hope there is life on mars
It is amazing
it might be a fossil
BUT... no life on mars???
imagine seeing it for real.it could bite.
awesome!!it would be cool if it was a real mouse
It would be really cool if Mars could sustain life and someday we could go there for a holiday!
I hope they find more
So cool, I wonder whether it is a mouse or rock?
so cool.if you found a mouse shaped rock... mind blown.
Oh wow, i think its just another creature, not a mice really, but a undiscovered species.
How is that even possible but I still think that it might be true
That was crazy and my mum was amazed and it is very hard to amaze her.
Wow that is amazing I never thought there could be life on mars!
That's so weird. Hmm.........I wonder if that's actually a mouse. I mean NASA has already said that there is a possibility of life being on Mars.
just a rock!
i think it is a alien mouse
It might be a mouse.But I think it is a rock it might be a computer error.
Lets find these alien rats!
hi that is scary
is there really mouse on mars!
I think it's a rock
I wonder if there really is a mouse on mars.
I thought mars was super hot
It is probably a rock, with the tail being formed out of some sand. the life of a rodent on mars is highly unlikely, due to a mouses inability to fly to mars or transport there in any way. Humans cannot live on Mars because neither the temperature nor the atmosphere is compatible with human survival. There is also no edible food and very little available water. Mice are smaller than humans, less smart than humans, and they also have less body fat to keep them warm. It is interesting that we found it
Cool! I hope it is a mouse because that will mean there is life on Mars!
OMG its so cute and how is it on mars!
i think that its a rock
how cute :-)
I think I shouod believe its real
it looks so real i hope it is real
WOW!!!! real aliens!!!!
wait but if a mouse would live on Mars then how can it survive?
Wow I think it is a mouse or photoshop
i love this
This was cool. I love space!
I think its a rock because IF its a mouse, how come weve never seen it before on a camera? Or where would the mouse get its food from? Sorry to sound so.... flat. Or glass-half-empty. :)
i think its real because if you look closely you can tell its not a shadow
cool i think it is a real live mouse
I think that it is a mouse
age 7 this is a adorable mouse I love it lol
its ice cream
Im going to say that the picture is real
Wow!!! Such a cute mouse!!
Cool........... but do you think there would be a mouse?It´s probably a rock there exist rocks looking like animals and It´s rare.But they exist. I think there are more animal looking rocks on that planet.
That is so cool! A martian mouse! He is cute! :D
Looks like a mouse but.. can it be. I mean is it possible?!?!?!?
Its a mouse-shaped rock.
Awesome! Alien mouse...
I SERIOUSLY hope that its an alien mouse!!
Im so suprised in fact, today at school we were talking about whether they had found life in space yet or not Im going to tell my teacher tomorrow
ITS A MMMMMMOOOOOOUUUUUUSSSSSSEEEEEE!!!!!!
super cool and so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ITS THE ILLUMINATI
a rat in mars impossible because if there is no rat in mars how cam be that a mars with no mom and dad how can be alive but i think is a rat about the form of the picture or a stone aim sure that it with be dead with no water well there is water in mars but very difficult to find water and food well there is no water in mars poor mouse and if is a stone well i dont no and if your mother of father is a fisher can you tell them to dot kill the fish,whale,dolphin,sharks and other things please
cool adapted mars mouse!
might be a mouse adapted to the climate of mars cool !!!!!
Im going to be a scientist when I grow up but I dont know but I know there is life on Mars
Im going to be a scientist when I grow up or I dont know but I know there is a life on Mars and there is !
That is crazy i am 11 there is no chance there is a mouse on Mars because there is no oxygen.
Has to be mouse. If you look closely it is a different color than all the other rocks around it.
OMG WOW :O :D..... Right now at school i am learning about space so this interests me sooooooo much :D i so hope its true so scientists can do more investigating ;)
Omg is that a mouse???!?!?!?!
Awesome! It looks like a little pig!
how did they hind the mouse on mars?
I bet its a rat!!!!!!So cool!!!!!!!COULD BE AN ALIEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
its not a mouse or a rock its a fake like the lock ness monster
how did that happen
I cant wait!!
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a rock maybe cuz how could breath in space
Thats totaly amazing!!!!!!!!! Who said there wasnt any life on Mars!!!!!!
Thats totaly amazing!!!!!!!!! Who said there wasnt any life on Mars!!!!!!
I THINK YOUR RIGHT BECAUSE THE ANIMAL IN THE PICTURE IS SHAPED LIKE A MOUSE AND BECAUSE SCIENTISTS HAVE SAID THERE MIGHT BE LIFE ON MARS.
its got to be a rock
I think it could be a Mars mouse because anything can happen in this crazy universe that so many strange creatures live in. If there can be flying squirrels than there could be Mars mice as well
I was reading some comments later today and found out that some people are saying its a rock and others are saying its totally a mouse because it looks like it has ears and a tail so i dont really no what to say. In my head im thinking how could suddenly a mouse appear on mars and if it did then wouldnt it be on the news because its not so im guessing probbly just a rock or maybe well also looks a bit photo shopped as well so good on ya national geographic .
It think is a roc but is coló
Its a mouse
deeeeeeeeefinetly a mouse/rodent
i think mouse. friend thinks rock
THAT IS A MOUSE!!!!!!! OF COURSE!!!!! I BELIVE THAT THERE IS LIFE ON MARS................
I am not sure about if it a mouse or a rock but I think is a giagiant mouse because it look like it have a head, a nose and a tale. Maby is a giagiant mouse because maby in Venus there are enormes ants and tiny elephants.
I think it is a mouse :D
I think it is a mouse
sorry but that is NOT a mouse.... neither is it anything living.... its a rock.
I think is not true because any human or animal can live in the space.
I HATE THIS WEBSITE...THAT IS SOOO FAKE
it could be a mouse because it is a different color from all the other rocks and it looks like it has ears and a small tail. :)
wow cant wait to find out more information! They might even find Red lions on there i think this will go down i history!!!
thats very interesting...i wish i could find out more about this :( its really strange but sorta cool :0
ARE YOU SERIOUS A MOUSE ON MARS COME ON GUYS YOUR NOT GOING TO FALL FOR THIS ARE YOU
it is a rock
I think it looks different from the other rocks but Im not sure if its a mouse!
I think the mouse is a shadow from the star called doojshxhhsh.
We think its a ninja mouse from the distant galaxy of redtarghurypdulbah 18. Hes obviously there to scout for Intergalactic Pig People from the Ghadtulgarskif region that orbits Saturn. Furthermore we believe that the Mouse youve discovered is potentially very dangerous and we should immediately destroy Mars with our lasers. Its for the benefit of mankind and to secure our future. Regards, 3B
I think its a rock, but a cool find
Maybe a mouse!!!
how cool that there is life on mars but i think that it is a mouse
sick blad like thats sick i cant believe it sick man that mouse got takes
You made a fasinating fact file and I leant a lot.
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wow , who knew there was life at Mar!
It must be a mouse
I think its a mouse amazing
cool awesome epic
No way is it a rodent it looks like a rock in the distance.