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NASA rejects rumours strange light on Mars is UFO

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NASA rejects rumours strange light on Mars is UFO

<p>Scientists have quashed internet suggestions a strange light picked up on Mars is a <span class="caps">UFO</span>.</p> <p><span class="caps">NASA</span>’s rover, Curiosity, captured images of a bright column of light on Mars’ horizon on April 2 and 3.</p> <p><a href="http://www.ufosightingsdaily.com/" rel="external">UFO Sightings Daily</a> claimed it could indicate “there is intelligent life below the ground and uses light as we do”.</p> <p>The post added: “Sure <span class="caps">NASA</span> could go and investigate it, but hey, they are not on Mars to discovery life, but there to stall its discovery.”</p> <p>But <span class="caps">NASA</span>’s Justin Maki dismissed the suggestions, <a href="http://www.space.com/25399-mars-ufo-light-curiosity-rover-video.html" rel="external"> telling space.com</a> the light could be either a leak into one of the rover’s cameras or a glint from a rock.</p> <p>Maki, of <span class="caps">NASA</span>’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, leader of the team that built and operates the navigation camera added in a statement: “In the thousands of images we’ve received from Curiosity, we see ones with bright spots nearly every week. These can be caused by cosmic-ray hits or sunlight glinting from rock surfaces, as the most likely explanations.”</p> <p><iframe width="606" height="341" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/eDmEnyORhA4" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe></p> <p>Image credit: <span class="caps">NASA</span>/JPL-Caltech</p>