Curiosity Discovers Unidentified “Protrusion” on Mars

mars protrusion

There’s another weird thing on Mars, and Nasa really doesn’t know what it is this time.

You may remember the $2.5 billion Curiosity rover currently drilling rocks on the Red Planet already found strange shiny things and what was labelled a ‘Martian Flower’.

But if anything, this is even weirder.

An image posted by Nasa on 30 January and taken with the right Mastcam on Curiosity shows what appears to be a 0.5cm metal spoke protruding out of a rock.

The strange sight – which looks a bit like a robotic arm – was noticed by imaging editor Elisabetta Bonora from Italy.


Whatever it is looks shiny, casts a shadow on the rock below and looks different to the rock it emerges from.

Universe Today speculates that it might be a different type of rock more resistant to erosion. Gizmodo instead wonders aloud whether it’s evidence of an alien death ship.

What do you think? Are you convinced this is proof of intelligent life on Mars, or just another boring thing in the dirt? (Which, by the way, isn’t red.)



7 comments to Curiosity Discovers Unidentified “Protrusion” on Mars

  • Mick J

    Little by little, the Gov and NASA are letting us in on a tad bit here, a tad bit there…one day…a grand news conference telling us what many of 'Us' already knew….we are not alone. WELL DUH!!!

  • Iain B

    Mars was once inhabited by a race of beings similar to us but less spiritual and mainly masculine. During this time earth was inhabited by our extremely intelligent and highly conscious ancestors in a matriarchal society that was mainly feminine. These people lived on a lost continent called Atlantis. They were very powerful and able to manipulate matter easily with their minds as well as communicate telepathically, heal themselves from all disease and live for up to 1000 years. The lesser beings that inhabited mars were forced to leave when their planet became uninhabitable. Mars went through a polar shift much like the earth has many times before. Something went wrong during the shift and the magnetic field got stuck in an extremely vulnerable state in between poles. On earth this transitional state has typically lasted a few days or sometimes a week during previous polar shifts while the field and magnetic north transfer from north to south. While stuck in this detrimental state Mars was afforded no protection from the harsh solar wind that constantly bombards the galaxy from the sun. This caused the sun to erode Mars's atmosphere and carry it off into space rendering the planet void of the heat and necessary gases needed for life to exist. This forced the martians to leave Mars and come to earth where they eventually destroyed the Atlantean way of life and dilluted our genetics down over time. This is who we are today, a combination of these two civilizations, A fraction of what we once were.

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