New images returned from Mars by the Curiosity Rover have sent UFO hunters into a frenzy, as they depict a pyramid-like structure on the Red Planet that some intrepid extraterrestrial hunters claim is proof of alien life.
Footage of the pyramid-shaped structure was taken by the rover on the surface of Mars on May 7. A YouTube channel devoted to the hunt for alien life, ParanormalCrucible, has used the image of the pyramid in a video asserting that it represents definitive proof of the existence of extraterrestrials. Citing the “near perfect design and shape” of the pyramid, as the Daily Mail reports, the channel described the object as “the result of intelligent design and certainly not a trick of light and shadow.”
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UFO website Exopolitics claimed that images taken before and after the photo containing the pyramid failed to show the structure. This, they asserted, was proof that NASA deliberately attempted to hide the pyramid’s existence.
“It appears that the NASA operators of Curiosity deliberately chose not to take another photo or zoom in on the pyramid. If they however did so, none of these subsequent photos were released to the general public.”
While the pyramid-shaped rock is roughly the size of a car, other conspiracy theorists asserted that it was just the tip of a much larger structure, which might lie hidden under the surface of Mars. As the Mirror reports, commenters on the YouTube channel were hardly convinced, noting instead that the pyramid- shaped structure is likely little more than a rock. They pointed to similar formations here on Earth as evidence that the “Pyramid of Mars” could likely be nothing more than the result of natural factors.
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Surprisingly, the object on Mars is the second pyramid-like structure to be documented in our solar system over the course of the last several weeks. Recently, the Dawn spacecraft has been orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres in the asteroid belt, documenting its surface before descending into a lower mapping orbit. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the probe returned a startling image in the last few weeks, which depicted a pyramid-shaped mountain on the otherwise barren surface of the planetoid. Though NASA scientists aren’t quite sure exactly what caused the structure to form in isolation, volcanism is currently theorized to be a driving factor.
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While the discovery of the two “pyramids” represents little more than a highly unusual coincidence to some, they have nonetheless struck a nerve with those who believe we have already landed on, and actively colonized, Mars.
[Image: NASA via the Daily Mail]