Optical Illusions

This Eerily Festive Scene on Mars Is Genuinely Unnerving

This Eerily Festive Scene on Mars Is Genuinely Unnerving

A European satellite has spotted an unbelievably realistic angelic figure — complete with wings, halo, and heart — in the southern polar region of Mars. It looks as if some Martian artist painted the scene to wish us peace and joy for the holiday season, but there’s a perfectly good…

The Weirdest Images Ever Taken On Mars

The Weirdest Images Ever Taken On Mars

In the 19th century, Italian astronomer Giovanni Schiaparelli thought he spotted canals on Mars through his telescope. Since then, we’ve seen lots of things on the Red Planet that aren’t really there. From spoons and squirrels to campfires and women wearing dresses, we present to you the most notorious false…