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Mystery Continues Over Bright Light On Mars

Update Date: Apr 08, 2014 11:13 AM EDT
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Curiosity - the Mars rover which roamed the surface of Mars since 2012 - has arrived at a scientifically enticing new destination. Some of the images returned are already baffling UFO enthusiasts. 

The next spot where mission engineers want to drill into the Martian curst is being called The Kimberley Waypoint. According to astronomers, the area may have once exhibited conditions favorable for life. Curiosity has been taking and sending detailed photos of the place using the instrument dubbed 'Mastcam.'

After analysis of the high resolution images, the rover was directed to the Kimberley Waypoint. The analysis suggested the area might be equipping interesting geology.

"This is the spot on the map we've been headed for, on a little rise that gives us a great view for context imaging of the outcrops at the Kimberley," Melissa Rice, Curiosity science planning lead, said in a NASA press release.

In the few of the sent images what appears is a strange light which has some people asking if aliens might be existing of the red planet.

"This is not a glare from the sun, nor is it an artifact of the photo process. Look closely at the bottom of the light. It has a very flat surface giving us 100% [indication] it is from the surface," Scott Waring, editor of the website UFO Sightings Daily, said.

However, NASA is yet to release a statement about the lights in the images.

At Yellowknife Bay, the one-ton rover examined the first samples ever drilled from rocks on Mars. These samples showed signs of an ancient lakebed environment that provided the chemical ingredients and energy necessary for life, the press release added, according to Chron.

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