Curiosity Rover Sends Back Photos Of A Mysterious White Light On Mars

Source- NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mysterious white light is recently found emanating from Mars’ surface again and it is as mysterious as ever. In the recent pictured taken by NASA’s Curiosity rover, it spotted a hard-to-miss white light just above a dune.

Curiosity has been traversing Mars’ surface since 2012.

When the series of images were taken into consideration there was no light found in the pictures taken one minute before or after this particular photo.

Source- NASA/JPL-Caltech

Though NASA hasn’t confirmed what this white light really was but, they have acknowledged that the similar phenomena have occurred in the past as well.

Curiosity happened upon an equally mysterious illumination in the year 2014.

Source- NASA/JPL-Caltech

In a statement to, a NASA spokesperson said, ‘One possibility is that the light is the glint from a rock surface reflecting the sun,’ a spokesperson said in a previous report.

‘When these images were taken each day, the sun was in the same direction as the bright spot, west-northwest from the rover, and relatively low in the sky.

Source- NASA/JPL-Caltech

Alternatively, the NASA spokesperson also said that the light may have emerged as a result sunlight reflecting off of the rover’s sensors.

‘The rover science team is also looking at the possibility that the bright spots could be caused by cosmic rays striking the camera’s detector.’

Source- NASA/JPL-Caltech

NASA has also documented other shiny phenomenon in the past that is fragments of a meteorite glinting in the sun.

Following the recent mysterious white light, NASA has offered up several seemingly plausible explanations but there has not been enough to convince skeptics who believe that these anomalies are proof of extraterrestrials.

Source – Daily Mail

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Written by Anu Bansal