In October 2016, NASA's rover Curiosity spotted a strange tiny iron meteorite during a reconnaissance period around Mount Eolid at Gale Crater. The rock seemed small, but a close-up showed the features of the meteorite surface. Researchers called him “Egg Rock”.
- A close look at a brilliant object
The Curiosity Rover noticed a strange shiny object that hinted at an unusual origin. But this is just a detail from the rover itself. A large shot was taken with a ChemCam camera, which helped to clarify the exact nature of the feature.
- Freakishly deep pit
At NASA, there is still no precise explanation for this fuzzy circular pit seen by the MRO orbiter in 2017. There is an assumption that this is a shock crater or collapsing hole. The pit is located in the southern pole of the planet. At the end of the summer, the sun's rays describe a clearer shape.
- A female statue on Mars?
NASA's Rover Spirit in 2007 sent an unusual image of a rocky Martian terrain. It draws attention to the fact that one of the outlines resembles a small humanoid or even a snowman. One of the popular blogs about UFOs has long assured that we have a statue of a female figure, created by aliens. But this is again an example of paradolia, where the human brain draws familiar images.
- Another Martian woman
It is worth noting that matriarchy could flourish on Mars, because there are several female figures on the surface. This picture was sent by the Curiosity rover in 2015. A small object in a red circle resembles a statue of a lady in a dress. You need only a powerful imagination and again the effect of paradolia.
- The monstrous crab climbs the Martian rock
In July 2015, the Curiosity machine sent an unusual shot, which immediately became a popular asset of the Internet. The fact is that an enlarged plan showed a strange crab monster hiding in the shadow of a rock. Some even began to speculate on Cthulhu. In the end, this is just a game of shadow and light.
- Bigfoot Skull
Sometimes it's nice to dream about how Martians can look. Are these big heads with black eyes or creatures with tentacles? UFO enthusiasts became alarmed when they saw a skull of a snowman in one of the pictures. This is a snapshot of the Martian surface from the Curiosity rover, taken in early 2016. No conspiracy theories, because before you just rock. Although it would be interesting to read stories about the adventures of Bigfoot on Mars.
- The appearance of the ancient goddess
On the left - a cropped view of the Opportunity marker image. On the right is the Neo-Assyrian statue of the goddess from the British Museum. Did not notice the similarities? Well, UFO fans were not going to miss such a discovery and focused on the facial features found on the Red Planet. In reality, this is just a play of light and shadow, and not signs of alien sculptural creativity.
- Remains of landing module
The ESA ExoMars mission failed when in 2016 she lowered the Schiaparelli ship to the Martian surface. The MRO orbiter captured the crash site to help sort out the mistakes made. A large dark spot marks the location of the ship. Others show the front shield, parachute and rear heat sink.
- Martian equipment
These unusual round shapes are seen on the territory of the Martian crater Eagle. Study more carefully the upper right part. Noticed a tiny dot inside? This is a landing platform transporting the Opportunity rover in 2004. A small dot at the bottom left is the module shield and parachute. In April 2017, NASA shared a new overview of the landing site in the crater.