The Mars Curiosity rover sent by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) acts as eyes on our neighboring red planet, and recently this eye caught something very unusual. Talk about life on Mars has been in the mill for quite a while now. While water was our only evidence of a possible existence of life on Mars, people were stunned to see a doorway in it. The grainy black-and-white images that surfaced a few days ago were captured by the Curiosity rover and show a door-like structure carved into a rock face.
While netizens were quick to assume the gate was a portal to a secret base run by extraterrestrial beings, the science fraternity took it with a grain of salt and popped those conspiracy bubbles.
A discussion has erupted about the origins of this “gate” on the red planet. But the explanation that stuck with the logic the most was that it was just a rock formation due to natural factors. “It’s a very curious image. But in short, it looks like natural erosion to me,” geologist Neil Hodgkins said in an interview with Live Science.
Researchers and scholars noticed that the height of the doorway, if it was one, was only 3 feet tall. This suggests that even though it was actually a door, the beings using it were awfully small. Either way, experts have decided to give credit for this particular sighting to natural erosions.
After the dust settled, many users analyzed the “door” from other angles, and it seems less mysterious. Looked:
The Mars Curiosity rover is currently hovering around Mountain sharp, a mountain that rises 18,000 feet from the floor of Gale crater. It’s the same crater where the rover landed almost 10 years ago.
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