Google Maps: Is this bizarre Martian coincidence proof of aliens?
Google Maps and Google Earth have unveiled two striking similarities between a site in Japan and an era of landmass on Mars.
The coincidence has even caused some to claim that aliens exist, and have something to do with the two similar shapes.
Google Mars allowed users to view the surface of the red planet, and eagle-eyed users spotted this coincidence.
Google Mars is a website like Google Earth, but users can zoom in on satellite imagery of the Martian surface.
The mound looks very similar to the Kofun Era tomb in Japan (36°07’45.6″N 139°28’53.0”E).
You can find it by searching 6° 3’57.07″N 92° 4’13.22”E on Google Mars.
Could this be proof that Martians have settled on Earth and Mars, or signs of an ancient civilisation on the faraway planet?
Although it is hard to be sure, scientists exploring Mars have released no news of extraterrestrial contact…yet.
The Kofun Era tomb in Japan is also occasionally known as the Inariyama Kofun.
The tomb has an enormous length of 120 m. The Inariyama Sword was excavated here in 1968.
It is a large sold which has a gold inscription carved into it.
The writing on the sword reads: “From generation unto generation, we have served as the sword-bearers’ chiefs, down to the present time.”
In July last year conspiracy theorists were sent into meltdown by Google images showing a fully-fledged space colony on the surface of Mars.
If certain coordinates are used it shows an artificial colony of white buildings powered by solar panels.
Users can even zoom inside the buildings, showing it is a genuine artificially-built complex.
But there’s little chance of an imminent alien attack as the images are fake and were uploaded to Google Mars, by Google for an April Fools Day joke this year.