From one anchor's on-air meltdown to a mysterious woman-shaped figure spotted on Mars, there was no shortage of attention-grabbing stories this week. In case you fell off the grid a bit, here are a few that made waves.
Some are saying proof of life on Mars exists thanks to this photo recently published by NASA. Zoom in and some say it looks like a woman with flowing dark hair and a ghostly long dress standing on a rock.
The image that came out a few weeks ago started becoming popular on social media this week.
Last week, a new mother from Canberra, Australia, had just been discharged from the hospital with her infant son when she saw a parking ticket on her car.
Inside the envelope, a stranger had left a note. It read: "Hi there, I saw your car had a parking ticket on it, I'm sure whatever you are going through at the hospital is tough enough so I have paid for you."
The note also included the receipt number and payment details. The kind stranger named Laura signed it with, "I hope things get better!"
In the woman's Facebook post on the Canberra Mums page, she added, "I hope that Laura sees this and knows how much I appreciate her support."
"It wasn't until after the drawing that I flipped on the news and saw that the winning ticket was sold in Milwaukee and I looked up and saw the convenience store on there and I went, 'Oh man, that might be me," said Rumpel. And it was.
Rumpel took the cash option so he'll take home $15.7 million.
That's a wrap on our weekly roundup of trending and viral stories. Check back next week for a new batch of stories you may have missed.
Before you go, take a look through our photos of the week:
Photos of the week for 8/14
4 trending stories you may have missed this week
GIANYAR, BALI, INDONESIA - AUGUST 12: A veterinarian handles two new born Bengal tiger cubs at Bali Zoo on August 12, 2015 in Gianyar, Bali, Indonesia. The Bengal tiger cubs were born on Sunday, August, 2 2015 in Bali Zoo. They are primarily found in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, China and Myanmar with more than 2500 left in the wild. (Photo by Putu Sayoga/Getty Images)
SHENYANG, CHINA - AUGUST 12: (CHINA OUT) A visitor walks in blossoming lavender at China's largest lavender theme park in Shenbei New District on August 12, 2015 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China. More than 799,920 square meters of lavender blossomed in China's largest lavender theme park which attracted visitors to enjoy. (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)
BRISTOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 07: A hot air balloon is inflated at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta main arena at the Ashton Court estate on August 7, 2015 in Bristol, England. The early morning flight of over 100 balloons was the first mass ascent of the four-day Bristol International Balloon Fiesta which started yesterday. Now in its 37th year, the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta is Europe's largest annual hot air balloon event in the city that is seen by many balloonists as the home of modern ballooning. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)
A general view of the stars above Sycamore Gap prior to the Perseid Meteor Shower above Hadrian's Wall near Bardon Mill, England, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. The annual Perseid meteor shower reaches its peak on Wednesday night, but much of the UK is facing cloudy conditions. The best places to view the event is in northern England and Scotland. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
The Los Angeles Reservoir is covered with over 90 million black plastic balls in the Sylmar area of Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. The city has completed a program of covering its open-air reservoirs with floating, 4-inch diameter "shade balls" to protect water quality by blocking sunlight from penetrating the 175-acre surface of the reservoir, preventing chemical reactions that can cause algae blooms and other problems. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Migrants on a dinghy arrives at the southeastern island of Kos, Greece, after crossing from Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. Greece has become the main gateway to Europe for tens of thousands of refugees and economic migrants, mainly Syrians fleeing war, as fighting in Libya has made the alternative route from north Africa to Italy increasingly dangerous. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Kashmiri government employees shout slogans as purple-dyed water is sprayed by security personnel during a protest in Srinagar on August 10, 2015. Dozens of government employees were detained as they tried to stage a protest demanding the regularisation of contractual employment status and the release of pending salaries. AFP PHOTO/Tauseef MUSTAFA (Photo credit should read TAUSEEF MUSTAFA/AFP/Getty Images)
In this Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015 photo, a woman swims with her child near their half-submerged residence in Zalun township, Ayeyarwaddy delta, Myanmar. The number of people affected by flooding across Myanmar was approaching 1 million on Sunday, with waters in the low-lying southwestern delta inundating homes and forcing villagers into temporary shelters, the government said. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)
A child looks out a window from inside the newly opened U.S. Embassy overlooking the staging area, at the end of a flag raising ceremony of the newly opened U.S. Embassy, in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Washington's top diplomat traveled to the Cuban capital to raise the U.S. flag and formally reopen the long-closed U.S. Embassy. Cuba and U.S. officially restored diplomatic relations July 20. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
A window shattered by the shockwaves frames the site of an explosion at a warehouse in northeastern China's Tianjin municipality, Friday, Aug. 14, 2015. Explosions that sent huge fireballs through China's Tianjin port have disrupted the flow of cars, oil, iron ore and other items through the world's 10th largest port. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
A woman looks at South Korean national flags hanging on trees to celebrate the upcoming the 70th anniversary of Independence Day, Aug. 15, from Japanese colonial rule at downtown Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 13: Heavy rain lands on a footpath in Piccadilly Circus on August 13, 2015 in London, England. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for heavy rain in the south east of England, which is to move north through the rest of the day. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
A protester stands in the rain while marching, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. Sunday marks one year since Michael Brown was shot and killed by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Jose Perez, of Miami, shakes his net on shore to release his catch of small bait fish in the predawn hours, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Bal Harbour, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
In this Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015, photo, Ruby Sales, founder and director of The SpiritHouse Project, an Atlanta-based nonprofit dealing with discrimination, sits for a photo in Atlanta. Fifty years after Jonathan Daniels was shot dead by an ardent segregationist in Alabama, the people who stood with him then lament todayâs killings of blacks by police and the racially motivated slaying of nine black worshippers as stark reminders of the countryâs persistent racial divide. âRace relations today in the United States are an extension of that time period,â Sales said. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Naomi Scott, center, of McMinnville, Ore., takes a picture with Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., at a rally, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Troy Wayrynen)
Sea turtle hatchlings head to the water after being released by volunteers at the Sea Turtle Reserve Centre in Kosgoda, some 74 kms south of Colombo, on August 10, 2015. Volunteers can learn about turtles, conservation and the local community during a two-week volunteer programme at the centre. AFP PHOTO / ISHARA S. KODIKARA (Photo credit should read Ishara S.KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)
Carlos Sanchez waits for a boat to take him home, on a flooded street in Lujan, Argentina, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015. More than 11,000 people had been evacuated by Tuesday from parts of Argentina's largest province after heavy weekend rains caused rivers to rise precipitously, a top official said. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Mourners file past the casket containing the remains of Puerto Rican composer Raphy Leavitt, during his funeral at the San Juan Coliseum in Puerto Rico, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. Leavitt, founder of the salsa orchestra "La Selecta," passed away in his Miami home on August 5, two days after undergoing hip surgery. He was 66 years old. (AP Photo/Ricardo Arduengo)
SPRING MOUNTAINS NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NV - AUGUST 13: A Perseid meteor streaks across the sky above desert pine trees on August 13, 2015 in the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, Nevada. The annual display, known as the Perseid shower because the meteors appear to radiate from the constellation Perseus in the northeastern sky, is a result of Earth's orbit passing through debris from the comet Swift-Tuttle. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Police stand near a suspect in a parking lot after gunfire during a protest on the anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Ferguson, Mo. St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said that plainclothes officers had been tracking the man, who they believed was armed, during the protest. Belmar said the man opened fire on police and was struck when the officers returned fire. The man was taken to a hospital, where Belmar said he was in surgery early Monday morning. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Large quantities of seaweed lays ashore at the âPlaya Los Machosâ beach, in Ceiba, Puerto Rico, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2015. The seaweed invasion, which appears to have hit most of the Caribbean this year, is generally considered a nuisance and has prompted some hotel cancellations from tourists but scientists consider washed-up seaweed an important part of the coastal eco-system. Some scientists have also associated the large quantities of seaweed this year in the Caribbean region with higher than normal temperatures and low winds, both of which influence ocean currents, and they draw links to global climate change. (AP PhotoRicardo Arduengo)
This picture taken on August 11, 2015 shows a 'nail house' standing in the middle of a flyover in Guangzhou, south China's Guangdong province. Three key indicators released by China on August 12 all came in below market expectations, the latest poor statistics for the world's second-largest economy. CHINA OUT AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Volunteers walk on the Fuente de Piedra lake, 70 kilometres from Malaga, on August 8, 2015, during a tagging and control operation of flamingo chicks to monitor the evolution of the species. The lake, which is the most important breeding ground for flamingos in the Iberian Peninsula, is also a nature reserve and a haven for birds with over 170 different species recorded. AFP PHOTO / JORGE GUERRERO (Photo credit should read Jorge Guerrero/AFP/Getty Images)
A man walks along the ledge of a building after hanging two giant Cuban flags, next to the US embassy, in Havana, Cuba, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015. The embassy will hold a ceremony on Friday, Aug. 14, to raise the U.S. flag, to mark its reopening on Havanaâs historic waterfront. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol along the Pargwal area of India-Pakistan international border in Akhnoor, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Sunday, Aug.9, 2015. The neighbors have fought two wars since 1947 over their competing claims to the Himalayan region of Kashmir. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)
Fireworks explode above Singapore's financial skyline at dusk as part of celebrations for the nation's 50th year of independence, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, in Singapore. Singapore declared independence on August 9, 1965. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
RIAU, INDONESIA - AUGUST 6: An Indonesian military personnel spray water on forest burned area at Rimbo Panjang Village, Kampar, Riau, Indonesia on August 06. 2015. During Indonesias annual dry season, hundreds of fires are often illegally ignited to clear forests in the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan, where large forest concessions are used by pulp and paper and palm oil companies. The heavy smoke can shroud neighbouring Singapore and Malaysian cities with smog and haze. (Photo by Yenni Safana/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
LOWER LAKE, CA - AUGUST 11: A burn operation is seen along Morgan Valley Road during the Jerusalem Fire on August 11, 2015 near Lower Lake, California. The fire has consumed 16,000 acres after doubling in size overnight and is currently five percent contained. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)
Mount Fuji is seen from US Secretary of State John Kerry's plane as if flies over Japan while returning to the United States on August 8, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)