What appears to be a fossilized reptilian spine sticking out of the ground has been spotted on Mars by the Mars Curiosity rover.
In the latest round of photos published by the space agency to the Internet, one picture caught the attention of the eagle-eyed public dedicated to poring over every pixel downloaded from the rover carefully making its way across the Martian landscape.
Peeking out from the rocky, desert soil is a distinctive and familiar looking shape.
It resembles the fossilized remains of a lizard-like sea creature with an elongated, twisting spine, much like those of reptilian “dinosaurs” found all over archaeological digs explored on Earth for the last several centuries. Right down to the tail.