Planet Mars holds a lot of secrets and it could very well answer the age-old question: “Is there life outside of Earth?” 

Now even if this remains unanswered, there’s no denying that the Red Planet holds a lot of things for us to be interested about. Thanks to state-of-the-art machines like NASA’s orbiters, landers and rovers, we get to see a small piece of the vast universe that we previously know nothing about. 

We also learn about important details that could help in future space explorations especially the grand plans for humans to finally reach Planet Mars in the future. Thanks to space vehicles such as the Mars Curiosity rover, scientists now know for sure that Mars has dangerous levels of radiation that could affect future human colonies, that it was once covered by vast oceans and perhaps most important of all, that there could be areas on the Red Planet that are actually habitable. 

For another set of space enthusiasts such as alien theorists and UFOlogists, space vehicles such as Curiosity and the now-deceased Opportunity, photos and videos beamed from Planet Mars are the best sources of finding not just oddities but the very exciting opportunity of discovering life outside our planet. 

For years, there have been some exciting “sightings” such as a penguin, rat and even a bunny rabbit hiding among Mars’ rocky plain. There were also very bizarre things such as a “sasquatch skull” and even an image of a woman wearing a flowy dress that actually got a reaction from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. 

Last year, the NASA Mars Orbiter was able to take a picture of what looked like a “tadpole fossil” from space which got some alien theorists excited.  However, according to CNET, the image was nothing more than a connected Mars crater and valley which actually made it look like an actual tadpole. 

"We can infer that water is flowing outward because we have the necessary terrain-height information," the space agency said of the unusual shape. Now the discovery might look kooky to some, but the actual photo actually proves something important about Planet Mars - that water once flowed freely on Earth’s cousin. 

Therefor, finding all the odd formations on the planet may not sound so absurd at all.