Three tall “towers” standing in a perfect straight line on our neighbouring planet Mars in a recent image are claimed by some UFO and alien enthusiasts as clear evidence that highly intelligent beings exist there.
According to the author of a video posted on YouTube channel called Mundodesconocido, the image shows three “towers” about 4.8 km tall are arranged neatly in a perfect straight line.
The author believes it is no coincidence, especially as the supposed towers seem to show signs of advanced technology.
The clip also includes 3D renderings of the towers in addition to the original, more blurry images made available to everyone by the Mars Global Surveyor and Mars Odyssey missions.
The believers argued that the “towers” do not look like something that can be built by wind or water.
However, scientists in Nasa are not as impressed by the interesting discovery.
They said the truth could be disappointing as the three formations may actually look not so perfect when seen from close by.
They further explained that when people on Earth see those “towers”, their brains tend to look for familiar artefacts to explain the world around them, a phenomenon called pareidolia.
The scientists gave another example of the famous “Face on Mars”, which in fact does not really look like a face at all when seen from another perspective.
Recently an image captured by Nasa sparked off a big debate after claims by alien hunters having found a dead woman being carved out.
Humanity has always been searching for answers to the vexed question, is he alone in this cosmos or there are other intelligent species inhabiting in some planets in this infinite universe.
UFO buffs always maintain that the planet is being regularly visited by aliens and the governments always hide the information from the common public.
In an image of the Red Planet, which was taken by Nasa reveals a strange sight which some believe hints towards the existence of alien life on the planet.
Some alien hunters contend that it depicts the carving of a woman.
Meanwhile Nasa’s Curiosity rover has detected boron for the first time on the surface of Mars, indicating the potential for long-term habitable groundwater in the ancient past.
“No prior mission to Mars has found boron,” said Patrick Gasda of the US Department of Energy’s Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.
“If the boron that we found in calcium sulfate mineral veins on Mars is similar to what we see on Earth, it would indicate that the groundwater of ancient Mars that formed these veins would have been 0-60 degrees Celsius and neutral-to-alkaline pH,” Gasda noted.
The temperature, pH, and dissolved mineral content of the groundwater could make it habitable, according to the scientists.
The boron was identified by the rover’s laser-shooting Chemistry and Camera (ChemCam) instrument, which was developed at Los Alamos National Laboratory in conjunction with the French space agency.
Boron is famously associated with arid sites where much water has evaporated away. However, environmental implications of the boron found by Curiosity are still open to debate.
Whether Martian life has ever existed is still unknown. No compelling evidence for it has been found. When Curiosity landed in Mars’ Gale Crater in 2012 the mission’s main goal was to determine whether the area ever offered an environment favourable for microbes.
Curiosity is currently climbing a layered Martian mountain and finding rock-composition evidence of how ancient lakes and wet underground environments changed, billions of years ago.
The discovery of boron is only one of several recent findings related to the composition of Martian rocks.
Hematite and clay minerals are among the other ingredients found to be more abundant in layers
farther uphill, compared with lower, older layers examined earlier in the mission.
“The boron and clay underline the mobility of elements and electrons, and that is good for life,” John Grotzinger of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, pointed out.
The findings were discussed in San Francisco during the American Geophysical Union conference.