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A Mars mystery: 'beam of light' photographed shining up from planet's surface

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 09 April, 2014, 11:07am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 09 April, 2014, 5:39pm

A photograph sent from Mars by one of Nasa's two rovers last week shows what conspiracy theorists have described as a "beam of light" shining up from the planet's surface.

Nasa has yet to issue an official explanation for the image, which has been doing the rounds of the internet since it was posted by UFO enthusiast Scott Waring on Sunday.

Waring wrote on his UFO Sighting Daily website that the image could prove "there is intelligent life below the surface that uses light as we do".

"This is not a glare from the sun, nor is it an artifact of the photo process," he said.

'Look closely at the bottom of the light. It has a very flat surface giving us 100% indiction it is from the surface. Sure NASA could go and investigate it, but hey, they are not on Mars to discovery life, but there to stall its discovery."

It's not the first time a photo sent back by the Mars rovers has piqued the interest of web users.

In January, a white object dubbed the "jelly doughnut" mysteriously appeared in a photo where it had not been 12 days earlier.

Some claimed the artefact was a Martian plant that had bloomed, while others more rationally said it could have been a meteorite.

Nasa, however, had a simpler explanation for the appearance of the stone, saying one of the rover's wheels had simply flipped it over.


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"In the thousands of images we've received from Curiosity, we see ones with bright spots nearly every week," said Justin Maki of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., leader of the team that built and operates the Navigation Camera. "These can be caused by cosmic-ray hits or sunlight glinting from rock surfaces, as the most likely explanations."
Looks to me like a weather balloon, what's the fuss? Ever since the Brookings Report in 1961 nothing that NASA explains about something like in this photo can be taken seriously. So just ignore what they say and make your own conclusions. I learned that about 20 years a go when I did some work at NASA Ames in Mountain View, CA. It's good to read Hoagland's book Dark Mission to get better understanding, or watch him on YouTube.
the chinese got there
Could be a drinking establishment.... A Mars Bar.
Martians must have opened a shopping mall


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