A perfectly cut “doorway” that heads into a mountain has been found on a newly released picture of Mars by NASA taken by their Curiosity rover.
Debate has been rife amongst space fans and conspiracy buffs about what could be inside the doorway or whether it is just a natural feature in the rock.
Snapped by the explorer’s Mast Camera or “Mastcam” on Sol 3466 (7 May), the grainy image appears to show an opening with filed away rock, reported the Daily Record.
There has been no official answer from the American space agency about the doorway but that hasn’t prevented debate online about just what precisely it shows.
One social media user said the scene was “a formation on Mars which appears to be a portal and a wall nearby that looks artificial.”
Another concluded: “Swear to God, there are at least five Martians camouflaged in there.”
However, others were more ‘down to earth’ with one Reddit user stating: “It’s obviously not a little door, it’s just a flat piece of broken rock.”
The finding comes as the US Congress is to hold an open hearing next Tuesday about UFOs for the first time in over 50 years..
Panel chair, Rep. Andre Carson, stated: “The American people expect and deserve their leaders in government and intelligence to seriously evaluate and respond to any potential national security risks – especially those we do not fully understand.”
The US government released a report on documented cases of so-called ‘Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP) in the summer of 2021.
In it, the Director of National Intelligence examined 144 cases of UFOs but could explain only one.
Meanwhile, scientists on Thursday provided the first look at a supermassive black hole that devours any matter within its huge gravitational pull and is at the center of our Milky Way galaxy.