Some are like a gate, others are like the entrance to an underground tunnel. But the hole in the rock seen in the image of Mars is not really like that. We explain why.

A black and white photo of the rocky landscape of Mars excites the imagination of netizens. The photo on the right shows an opening with sharp edges that at first glance looks like a door or an underground entrance. “Meanwhile, on Mars, someone forgot to close the door again! And the flies are flying…” – hung On May 12, a Twitter user attached a photo (spelling the original posts). “Meanwhile, on Mars, the Curiosity rover has found something like…” – chirp next one. “The rover on Mars took a picture of what looks like a doorway. Knowing life, you wouldn’t go there” – We read In a May 11 tweet.

Tweet about the image from the planet Mars with the subject of the illustrated door Photo: tvn24 / Twitter.com

The image from the planet Mars aroused particular interest in the English-language Internet. as soon as it appears Twitter profile Name it @ufoofinterest with the caption: “What is this? The entrance to a secret underground tunnel?” – Several netizens picked up this message. Similar tweets were quoted on English-language sites such as Metro.co.uk if itv.com. Onet.pl Report in the text entitled “Mysterious” door on Mars. The image taken by NASA sparked the fantasy that “photographing” sparked a flurry of speculation among Internet users interested in space and searching for evidence of the existence of extraterrestrials. wp.pl . file He also wrote about the “refuge door” in the rock of Mars, describing the interest of netizens.

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A real picture but it’s not a door

The image is original but does not represent what some internet users are suggesting. Determined by the US Editorial Bureau of Fact Check snobsWho checked out what the picture depicted when it raised a lot of questions on the Reddit forum.

Well, the photo was taken on May 7, 2022 with a camera attached to the mast of NASA’s Curiosity Mars spacecraft. It is available on NASA website Dedicated to the exploration of Mars.

The image was taken by the Curiosity rover on May 7, 2022
The image was taken by the Curiosity rover on May 7, 2022 Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/mars.nasa.gov

NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explained to Snopes that the image was actually “a very, very magnified shot of a small fracture in the rock.” The NASA team explained that the gap seen as the ‘door’ in the image is about 30cm wide and 45cm high.

these The slit can be seen Also in the panoramic color image of the landscape of Mars, available on gigapan.com, which publishes high-resolution panoramic images. On May 10, it was posted by Neville Thompson, not affiliated with NASA, using raw images published by NASA. The so-called “door”, a gap of several inches, can be seen at the top in the central part of the panorama.

A color panorama of Mars was published on May 10, 2022. There is a crack in it that has sparked discussions on the web
A color panorama of Mars was published on May 10, 2022. There is a crack in it that has sparked discussions on the web Photo: Neville Thompson / gigapan.com/gigapans/229311

author: Gabriella Sischowska

source: concrete 24; Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/ASU/MSSS

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