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NASA’s Curiosity rover has been exploring the surface of Mars since 2012, so it’s no surprise that anomalies appear ever so often, with the latest being a mysterious floating light above a dune on the right side of the black-and-white image from the space agency’s archives. “One possibility is that the light is the glint from a rock surface reflecting the sun. 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,” said a NASA spokesperson. Read more for a video and additional information.
“Alternatively, the NASA spokesperson said the light may have resulted from sunlight reflecting off of the rover’s sensors. Similar reflections from the sun have cropped up in photos in the past when the sun is aligned at various positions in the sky. Though NASA has offered up several seemingly plausible explanations for the sightings, they haven’t been enough to convince skeptics who say the anomalies offer proof of extraterrestrials,” reports Daily Mail.