Another life form clinging to a Martian rock

This NASA image was taken by Mastcam: Right (MAST_RIGHT) onboard NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 1267 and it shows what looks like a creature or plant clinging to a rock.

There are no other objects in the image that look similar in texture and colour. In some ways it looks similar to the ‘Crab’ like life form in the post above.

Another life form clinging to a Martian rock
Another life form clinging to a Martian rock (click for larger image)

Original NASA source: https://mars.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/raw/?rawid=1267MR0059310290603887E01_DXXX

I have no idea what to make of it, it definitely looks totally out of place.

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‘Crab’ like life form clinging to rock face

An image published by NASA some time ago shows what seems to be a ‘crab’ like creature or plant clinging to a rock face. The image was taken by the Curiosity Rover on Mars.

When viewed in context there are no other objects in the scene that appear to look similar and it definitely stands out. It even has a different colour to the rock, almost orange. What could this be, a life form or just a phenomenon called pareidolia where our brain’s attempt to make shapes out of random objects?

'Crab' like life form (0710MR0030150070402501E01_DXXX)
‘Crab’ like life form (0710MR0030150070402501E01_DXXX) (click for larger image)

Original NASA source: https://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl-raw-images/msss/00710/mcam/0710MR0030150070402501E01_DXXX.jpg

I don’t know what it is but it sure looks out of place. I’ll try to enhance it a bit better when time permits. What do you make of it?

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