Bright light spotted on Mars surface

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 12:54pm by IBC News

Mumbai: Could it be an alien checking out the rover? Or is it an alien space ship? Maybe it is Krrish? Nah! NASA has another version in mind. They say it could either be some cosmic rays hitting the rover’s camera lens or maybe it is the sun reflecting off some shiny stone. NASA claims “Typical explanations for them are cosmic rays hitting the light detector or sunlight glinting from rocksâ€

The report on NASA’s website states that “The right-eye camera of the stereo Navcam recorded this frame during the afternoon of the 589th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity’s work on Mars (April 3, 2014), from the site where the rover reached a waypoint called “the Kimberley” by that sol’s drive.

An image taken by the Navcam’s left-eye camera within one second of the same time does not include a bright spot of this type. A pair of Navcam images in the same direction from the previous afternoon has a bright spot similarly located in the right-eye image but not in the left-eyeâ€.

We are not sure if NASA is hiding some facts or is it a possibility that what they claim is true? Well, we are not experts, so maybe we can “really†ask ‘Krrish’ to have a check on that area for us.