-- Another day, another discovery on Mars -- although this one is up for debate.
We've spotted rock formations on the Red Planet resembling everything from faces, animals and even a floating spoon. Go ahead and add an area that looks a lot like a Buddha statue to that list.
"I think we have seen this statue before, but never this close up. This is a better view of it and shows a face and head turned to its right, with breasts and a plump stomach, shoulders. Very remarkable detail in this photo," Scott Waring, who runs a UFO sightings site wrote. "This photo alone should be enough to convince the United Nations that intelligent life once existed on Mars."
The so-called "Mars Buddha" has sent imaginations running wild, though not everyone is buying it. A more likely explanation for the curiously shaped rock formation is pareidolia, the phenomenon where humans interpret a pattern or meaning in something even though it's not actually there.