- Live Martian Jelly?
First, emptiness, and then boom! A strange donut-shaped jelly object suddenly appeared on a repeated snapshot from the NASA Opportunity rover. Some thought it was an alien fungus, but scientists have denied rumors. The sudden appearance of the rock is due to the fact that the rover simply knocked out the formation of the wheels, after driving around the area.
- Wafer Island on the Red Planet
The Martian jelly donut did not work, but the planet can boast with another strange “dessert” formation. A picture from the 2014 MRO showed an unusual island in the shape of a waffle. The feature is pulled out 1.2 miles and is located in the area of lava flows. No, the Martians hardly had large waffle makers. Most likely, the fault lies on the lava, pushing to the surface of the lower formation.
- Dragon Rocks
Even at NASA there are fans of Game of Thrones, because the space agency signed this picture as “Dragon Rocks of Mars”. But the scaly pattern is not evidence of the skin of a mythical creature. It's all about the ancient landscape processes associated with erosion. Responsibility lies on the nature of water and its interaction with stone. In the process there is clay, which has yet to be studied.
- A shiny object on a Martian surface
Everyone loves shiny items. But they attract even more attention if they are located on distant planets. In 2012, the Curiosity rover imprinted a bright and brilliant object that stood out on Martian soil. The entire image covers 1.6 inches. Scientists believe that this is just part of the geology of the planet.
- Martian Spoon?
Look carefully at the center of the frame received by NASA Curiosity. It seems that in front of you is a spoon with a long handle hanging up, casting a lower shadow. What? Is this a hint of Martians love of cooking? Not. Simply, the Red Planet does not have earthly gravity; therefore, such fragile formations can rise and not fall to the surface.
- No Martian metal
Some fans of Martian images with particular attention studied the frame of the Curiosity rover, obtained in early 2013. It seems that on the surface lies a piece of unknown metal. Do not think that it is a fragment forgotten by a Martian blacksmith. Most likely, we face the rest of the meteorite or the quirks of the game of light.
- Night labyrinths
In 2017, the NASA MRO orbiter looked down and captured this amazing region “Noctis Labyrinthus”, which translates to “night maze”. Wavy formations - sand dunes. Before you lay laminated mountain, created by heavy erosion, clusters of stones and sand dunes. It consists of sediment, which is susceptible to destruction during exhumation.
- Bright light on the Martian horizon
The NASA Curiosity Apparatus in 2014 sent an unusual shot, displaying light on the horizon of the planet. Of course, the first to respond were UFO fans who tried to point out the source of alien activity. Researchers believe that this is a cosmic ray impact caused by the passage of high-energy particles through space.
- Part of the rover
The Curiosity Martian rover was able to capture many amazing objects on the Red Planet. In 2012, an incident occurred when the device noticed a shiny object on the surface that did not match the environment. Immediately there was a lot of theories and comic comments. The explanation turned out to be incredibly simple: this is a fallen part of the rover itself.
- Martian buildings?
It is sometimes difficult to judge the size of formations from the Martian images. In this frame from Curiosity, figures resembling the tops of buildings are noticeable, but their size does not exceed 6 mm. Scientists believe that these are crystals or minerals filled with emptiness. In January 2018, the device shared pictures, receiving in response a lot of jokes describing Viking tires or runes.