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This photo of Mars taken by Curiosity is plotting NASA

NASA has released a worrying photo of the surface of Mars. You can see that there is a “door” on Mars.

If we talk a lot Perseverance rover, Has been on Mars for almost a year, and Curiosity is still active on the red planet. The Recolith landing rover at a height of one meter in the dust of Mars continues its path and takes different shots of the planet. The latest one to date has also caught the attention of NASA, which is in charge of the mission.

In fact, in this picture, we can see a “door” on the rock of Mars. Released on Saturday, May 7, this photo of Curiosity shows a multi-meter-high rectangular opening in the background. From our human senses, the latter makes us think of a door.

No secret door has been found on Mars, at least not yet

But according to the first experts who saw the clichs, as some theories suggest, there are no little green men in the appearance of this door to “a secret and underground world”. In fact, it was definitely a simple mistake made on the rock. According to our colleagues at Ciel et Espace, this may have been a landslide as a result of several fractures in the rock.

According to Eric Bodlander, he is the only journalist who specializes in space affairs Sedimentation of the zone, which is very different ” He explains on his Twitter account.

So while this finding should not change greatly during the Curiosity mission, it is worth remembering that this is not the first time the public has been fooled by such images. In fact, on our satellite moon, the Chinese probe Chang’e 5 was recently released A “rabbit” snapshot Causing a stir around the world.

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Paratolia: Seeing what is known in the unknown

It was already there a few years ago Curiosity Rover Who was at the center of the debate when he posted a picture that some described as a portrait of the “flying spoon”. In fact it is a piece of rock that has been carved and polished by erosion for many years. This phenomenon, called paradolia, is very much in the analysis of spatial images.

Our brain, distracted by the lack of known signs, tries to figure out the patterns that speak to it. He will find matches in the form of a lizard, a rabbit or a rock with the face of Jesus. This phenomenon, which is well known to the scientific world, can be observed daily by observing the clouds. After a few seconds of attention, the human brain will release patterns from this white, and it will be very difficult not to see them anymore.