Have Earth, Mars and Comet 67P been visited by the same pyramid-building and rock-carving aliens? Close examinations of photographs taken by the Rosetta space probe orbiting Comet 67P and the Mars Curiosity Rover crawling on the surface of the red planet have uncovered eerie similarities to structures on Earth that have no solid explanations for their origins here either. Specifically, Rosetta found a pyramid-like rock and Curiosity a human-shaped rock carving.
Let’s start with the pyramid. The 82-foot tall rock is shaped enough like a pyramid that European Space Agency scientists named it “Cheops” after the Pyramid of Cheops (the Great Pyramid of Giza), the largest in Egypt and only remaining member of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. This is the second pyramid-like protrusion spotted on a comet or asteroid this year and Rosetta imaging system principal investigator Holger Sierks is fascinated by it.
The surface of Cheops seems to be very craggy and irregular. Especially intriguing are small patches on the boulder's surface displaying the same brightness and texture as the underground. It looks almost as if loose dust covering the surface of the comet has settled in the boulder's cracks. But, of course, it is much too early to be sure.
No word yet on whether the Philae lander will get a closer look at Cheops.
The surface of Mars keeps turning up objects that look like they came from Earth and this artwork is no exception. The piece of rock photographed by Curiosity looks like it could be broken rubble from an old column, which would explain the carvings that, under magnification, resemble the petroglyphs, engravings and paintings found on our own ancient structures. The stick figure looks human and the lines above and below are stylistically similar to our own prehistoric carvings.
Are these pyramids and petroplyphs possible signs of alien visitors to many celestial bodies in our solar system or merely the wishful thinking of imaginative minds?