Is this object photographed streaking through the Mars sky proof of alien life?
No. No, it isn't.
Captured by Nasa's Mars Curiosity Rover it is much more likely to be one of the other hundreds of possible objects that streak through all of space all of the time.
But that hasn't stopped serial pedlars of conspiracy cobblers from claiming it is something more.
It's not the first time - we've already had an iguana, rats, igauna-rat hybrids, a woman, alien skulls and of course a giant drawn penis.