Images altered by author. Images: NASA & Department of Energy
As far as we can tell, Mars is a desolate-looking desert, with no obvious life. Sure, there may still be microbes there, but I think it's safe to say that there is not an advanced civilization living on the Red Planet. But was it always that way? Did Mars once host a bustling civilization, one that perhaps was capable of nuclear warfare? Let's check in with some conspiracy theorists to find out.
Imagine if we traveled today to ancient Egypt 3000 years ago, arriving in jet planes, helicopters, with our tablets, smartphones, and laser weapons. How would ancient people in Egypt interpret our technology, would they consider us as ordinary humans?