NASA Finds Peculiar Object on Mars Resembling Spaghetti

NASA Finds Peculiar Object on Mars Resembling Spaghetti
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Astronomers haven’t found aliens on Mars so far, but if they exist, they might know how to cook some good food. Jokes aside for now! The Perseverance rover that NASA sent towards the Red Planet in mid-2020 has taken a picture of a weird object that resembles spaghetti, according to CNET.

There’s no use rushing to a NASA rocket hoping to go to Mars in order to eat your lunch! We’re pretty sure anybody can find something better to eat on our planet. The newfound unusual structure from the Martian soil is definitely not spaghetti or any kind of alien organism. It’s most likely just debris from a space mission. What’s even more amusing, the structure could belong to the Perseverance mission itself! What a bummer!

 

Otherwise, NASA’s Perseverance rover has already achieved some important milestones while roaming across Mars. Only for the 2021 review can we mention more than 100,000 images brought back to Earth, over 50GB of science data gathered, the longest drive for a day spent on the Red Planet, and more.

The NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory spoke about the purpose of Perseverance as follows:

A key objective for Perseverance’s mission on Mars is astrobiology, including the search for signs of ancient microbial life. The rover is characterizing the planet’s geology and past climate and paving the way for human exploration of the Red Planet. Perseverance is the first mission to collect and cache Martian rock and regolith (broken rock and dust).

Back in March, we shared the news of NASA’s Perseverance rover carrying an “uninvited guest” on board. Although it created a bit of a fuss, and some might have been thinking that astronomers had finally found alien life, it was nothing else but a little rock.

NASA still hopes to send the first humans to Mars by the end of the decade, 


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Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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