By Ashitha Nagesh / Published 18th August 2015
The two ‘Martians’ spotted in the NASA photograph NASA
DYING COUPLE: The two ‘cuddling Martians’ spotted in the NASA photograph
The figures were sighted in the image, taken on Mars, by space enthusiasts who claim they are holding each other in their final living moments.
But if you think the figures look suspiciously like one large rock, UFO spotters have an explanation.
Scott C Waring, from UFO Sightings Daily, compared the structure to bodies preserved in ash from Pompeii and Herculaneum.
The two ancient cities were destroyed and their populations wiped out by ash clouds and pyroclastic surges when Mount Vesuvius erupted in 79 AD.
He said: “Is it possible? Think about Pompeii and the last moments of their lives, preserved forever.