Historic Mars Discovery: 14 Things It Could Totally Be


The Curiosity rover has reportedly made a groundbreaking discovery on Mars. The problem is that we will have to wait a few weeks to find out what it is.

Curiosity made the finding onboard its mobile chemistry lab, Sample Analysis at Mars Instrument (SAM for short). While NASA has so far been mum on the discovery, Curiosity Chief Scientist John Grotzinger told NPR that it will be “one for the history books.” In fact, the data is so revolutionary that the team has to double-check to make sure that it is actually correct.

Based on Curiosity’s detailed reports, we do know what the rover has been up to since her August landing. Besides snapping selfies and checking into Foursquare, Curiosity has also found an ancient streambed where water once flowed, zapped a Martian rock with a laser and began an especially long dirt-digging mission in the Gale Crater.

Oh, the mystery! If you can’t wait for the official NASA report, we have some highly scientific, plausible predictions of what the discovery could be. And of course, space nerds, we want to know what you think it is — it’s your moment to shine. So let your weird out in the comments below.

A Living Microbe

Bacteria? It could be a great thing on Mars!

Lewis Lab at Northeastern University. Created by Anthony D’Onofrio, William H. Fowle, Eric J. Stewart and Kim Lewis

Another Part From Clumsy Curiosity

Remember when she found something shiny in the dirt? That ended up just being one of her parts.


It’s not boring when you put a weird guy in it.

Rubén Chase

Underground Tunnels

We can also assume that these will lead to mole people.


A Reliable 6G Network

The U.S. has finally figured out a way to monetize Mars.

Ancient Text of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

Curiosity, don’t panic.


Crop Circle-Making Machine

That would explain everything.

daz smith

Inverted Pyramids

Earth’s pyramids are just a sad alien’s re-creation of the real thing.

Aliens That Wear Tin Foil Hats

They need to protect their brains from humans, after all.


The Source of Martian Methane

NASA is currently translating the sign into English.


The Guy Who Invented the Sloppy Swish

Oh, so that’s the really strange guy who invented that really weird dance.


A Conceited Walrus

Frau Inga

Alien That Has Human Hands at First Glance, But Then on Second Look, They Aren’t Human at All


Dan Zen

Misunderstood Crab Mutant

He looks really mean, but he’s actually very hospitable.


Featured image courtesy of Flickr, x-ray delta one

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