Photos from Mars very often become sensations due to the discovery of strange shapes and figures on the surface of the planet. But very often such things find a rational explanation. The fresh picture again attracted the attention of the public, and conspiracy theorists immediately saw in it proof of the existence of aliens on the Red Planet.
This week, a discussion appeared on Reddit about a raw photo taken by a camera on board Curiosity on May 7, 2022. One attentive user under the pseudonym UFO of Interest, who is searching for mysterious finds, enlarged the picture and noticed a doorway in the rock. Moreover, the entrance had a flat surface, as if someone had done it artificially — it immediately became a sensation on the entire Internet.
“Watching it in context as part of the whole mosaic, we can see that little niche in a rock with other blocks, fractures, shapes and other erosive features all over that rock face,” UFO of Interest tweeted on Wednesday.
About this raw image (https://t.co/hZxiepGQXx), what’s that? An entrance to a secret underground tunnel? Watching it in context as part of the whole mosaic, we can see that little niche in a rock w/ other blocks, fractures, shapes & other erosive features all over that rock face. pic.twitter.com/ou4Ze941HR
— ufoofinterest.org (@ufoofinterest) May 11, 2022
As we know, evidence of the existence of life on Mars in the past has not yet been found. Therefore, NASA refuted the finding by saying that the “entrance” turned out to be just a play of light and shadow. Images from the Red Planet can be complex. But because of the pareidolia effect, our brain tends to “finish” familiar objects in unfamiliar places. Formations on Mars may look like a tadpole, and a tiny pebble on the Moon may resemble a residential building with a roof.
The “doorway” could be completely unremarkable if the shadows fell from a different angle,” explains the NASA image.
Recall that earlier studies of the rock pointed to the turbulent past of Mars.
According to CNET
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