While studying the pictures sent back by from Mars, scientists have discovered the spitting image of an elephant.
The curve of the animal's forehead and the dent of an ear also appear in a new photo taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The image covers the margin of a lava flow in Elysium Planitia. "This is a good example of the phenomena 'pareidolia,' where we see things (such as animals) that aren't really there," University of Arizona planetary geologist Alfred McEwen wrote. Read the full article.