Mystery Light on Mars Sighted, NASA Debunks Speculations on Intelligent Life
By Ma Evelyn Castino Quilas | April 9, 2014 12:47 PM EST
Different Speculations on intelligent life emerged again after a mystery light on Mars is sighted from the planet's surface through a snapshot of NASA's Curiosity Rover.
However, NASA's mission team members debunk various speculations which sent various UFO bloggers in action for the past few days.
The photo taken by the right-eye camera of one of the two the Navigation Cameras on April 2 and 3 was beamed from Mars to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena California.
According to UFO blogger Scott Waring, the photograph is not a glare from the sun and not an artifact of the photo process. The bottom of the light has a very flat surface which suggests that there are intelligent creatures living underground the Red Planet who uses light just like on Earth.
"Look closely at the bottom of the light. It has a very flat surface giving us 100 per cent indication that it is from the surface. Sure NASA could investigate it, but, hey, they are not on Mars to discover life, but there to stall its discovery," Waring stated.
To resolve emerging speculations, NASA spokeman Guy Webster stated that both pictures were being checked by the rover team for other examples of Martian sunlight and light leaks. These pictures were taken during the Martian afternoon.
The leader of the mission team Doug Ellison stated on his Twitter account that the mystery light on Mars can be likely a stray cosmic ray which is sometimes seen in space.
— Doug Ellison (@doug_ellison) April 8, 2014
Ellison stated that instead of the subterranean condos, the light is just a result of high energy particles hitting the surface of the planet. It does not appear on the second camera which was taken at the same moment on the same spot.
In an NBC report, NASA's imaging scientist and leader of the Curiosity engineering cameras, Justin Maki, also stated that the eerie light is not an alien spotlight.
"One possibility is that the light is the glint from a rock surface reflecting the sun," Maki said. He explained that the sun was relatively low in the sky and in the same direction as the bright spot when the images were taken.
Maki also stated that the mystery light on Mars could also be possibly a sunlight which directly reached the camera's CCD though a vent hole in the housing of the camera. When the incoming sunlight is precisely aligned in geometry with the camera, this thing happens just like the other Mars rovers and Curiosity cameras.
"We think it's either a vent-hole light leak or a glinty rock," Maki explained.
WATCH: Strange 'Light' on Mars Snapped by Curiosity Rover Video on Youtube.
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