Bright Spot on Mars Sparks UFO, Alien Buzz

by Karl Utermohlen | April 9, 2014 1:23 pm

Bright Spot on Mars Sparks UFO, Alien Buzz

People around the world are fascinated by a picture that shows a bright spot lighting up the surface of Mars.

Mars 300x300 Bright Spot on Mars Sparks UFO, Alien Buzz[1]
Source: Wikipedia[2]

The Curiosity rover captured the bright spot[3] from pictures taken on April 2 and April 3. As soon as the picture made its way to the internet, people started wondering if it was something extraterrestrial like a UFO or an alien.

However, the Curiosity rover’s official Twitter feed has dispelled any rumors by tweeting that the”bright spot in this pic is likely a glinting rock or cosmic-ray hit.” A spokesman for NASA said that it is unlikely that the bright spot was caused by any being.

The Curiosity rover has been on Mars since July 2011.

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://investorplace.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Mars.jpg
  2. Wikipedia: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e4/Water_ice_clouds_hanging_above_Tharsis_PIA02653_black_background.jpg
  3. captured the bright spot: http://www.cnn.com/2014/04/08/us/mars-rover-image/
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