Bad news! This ‘door’ on Mars doesn’t look like much when zoomed out

It looks like it’s “just a hole” – but we’re still taking care of it.

the door is open

It seems Image of a “door” on the surface of Mars cut So just To make it seem like something more awesome than it really is.

Over the weekend, an image from NASA’s Curiosity Mars spacecraft went viral for depicting what it looked like The rectangular entrance cuts Mount Sharp from the red planet. Although Mars Sains Science Laboratory project scientists Ashwin Vasavada diplomacy Gizmodo That it is nothing more than a natural rock formation in ancient sandstone, some true believers are not convinced.

Ever since the “portal” photo went viral, professional con artist Mick West has been posting zoomed-in photos of Mount Sharp taken by Curiosity – unsurprisingly, they don’t look that way from this perspective.

Is that possible?

This is not the first time in recent months that space images have been misleading. Remember when China’s space program made accusations Find a cube on the moon? Formerly Literally just a rock.

Nonetheless, UFO enthusiasts are unlikely to take the words of professional skeptics like the West to drop their theories. And in the same week that images of the “door” of Mars spread, scientists have published a study This can have huge implications for finding life On the fourth stone of the sun.

And really, after all, who wouldn’t want to believe it?

Read more: NASA’s Curiosity Rover has spotted the ‘entrance’ on Mars [Gizmodo]

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