Exciting news for us space freaks: NASA is sending a new rover to Mars in 2020! Its design will be based on Curiosity, which touched down on Martian soil two years ago, but it will carry seven new instruments and upgraded hardware. Its mission? To explore the planet, investigate the possibility of living there and search for signs of ancient Martian life. It also hopes to find out whether humans could ever explore Mars – or even live there! Only six teensy weensy years to go. The anticipation is already killing us!

And since we're talking about aliens...I guess we should mention this freaky GALLERY of weird sea creatures that should seriously consider relocating in outer space!