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Light on Mars: NASA offers explanations about mysterious light

Light on Mars seen in new NASA photos.
Light on Mars seen in new NASA photos.
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A light on Mars is generating huge buzz on the Internet. The Curiosity rover managed to catch this shiny light while investigating the surface of Mars, and now people are wondering about the source behind this mysterious light. What could it be? On April 8, Fox News reported on the light and NASA's comments about it. The organization gave their own thoughts on what the light could be.

Before people were able to get too excited about the strange light, NASA made it clear that it could be nothing more than a shiny item on the surface of the planet. No aliens or anything else extraterrestrial. Justin Maki said the following about the light:

"One possibility is that the light is the glint from a rock surface reflecting the sun."

He did offer a second possibility too. The light could also be sunlight reflecting on the camera through a hole in the housing. Both would be less exciting explanations for the photos taken by the rover and NASA.

Since the landing of rovers on Mars, much has been seen on the planet, but there still hasn't been a sight of other life on the planet.

What do you think? What is this mysterious light?

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