Space & Astronomy
Rover photographs mystery light on Mars
April 8, 2014 | 148 comments
Curiosity's snap of the mysterious light. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
NASA's Curiosity rover has managed to capture an image of an anomalous light on the Martian surface.
The strange speck of light appears to be on the ground just below the edge of the foreground terrain and has generated a great deal of interest since the image was published online.
While some believe that the light signifies evidence of intelligent life, others are more skeptical. NBC News reported that the light does not appear on images taken by Curiosity's left-hand camera which suggests it could actually be a fragment of lost data on the image.
An imaging expert at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory believes that this could have been the result of a cosmic ray hit.
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