Mars Curiosity Rover Snaps Photo of ‘Doorway’ on Mars

Mars Curiosity Rover Snaps Photo of ‘Doorway’ on Mars

Last week, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover captured a photo of what looks like a purposefully carved doorway that leads somewhere into the depths of the Red Planet.

Last week, NASA’s Mars Curiosity rover captured a photo of what looks like a purposefully carved doorway that leads somewhere into the depths of the Red Planet.

The photo was captured by the Curiosity’s Mastcam on May 7 as the rover journeyed up Mount Sharp.

The photo was captured by the Curiosity’s Mastcam on May 7 as the rover journeyed up Mount Sharp.

As reported by Gizmodo, the grainy image has excited conspiracy theorists as the formation doesn’t look like a naturally occurring phenomenon

As reported by Gizmodo, the grainy image has excited conspiracy theorists as the formation doesn’t look like a naturally occurring phenomenon

but instead appears as though a doorway was purposefully carved into the side of the mountain.

but instead appears as though a doorway was purposefully carved into the side of the mountain.

“It’s just the space between two fractures in a rock,” Ashwin Vasavada, a project scientist in the Mars Science Laboratory, tells Gizmodo.

“It’s just the space between two fractures in a rock,” Ashwin Vasavada, a project scientist in the Mars Science Laboratory, tells Gizmodo.

“We’ve been traversing through an area that has formed from ancient sand dunes. The fractures we see in this area are generally vertical.

“We’ve been traversing through an area that has formed from ancient sand dunes. The fractures we see in this area are generally vertical.