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NASA image of 'doorway' snapped on Mars sparks online debate

By Dean Murray

Is there a doorway on Mars?

That's the question being asked by conspiracists online after NASA released a new picture taken by the agency's Curiosity rover.

Snapped by the explorer's Mast Camera or "Mastcam" on Sol 3466 (7 May), the grainy image appears to show a cleanly-cut hole in a rockface.

There has been no official explanation of the sighting from the American space agency, but that hasn't stopped debate online about just what exactly it shows.

One social media user described the scene as "a formation on Mars which appears to be a portal and a wall nearby that looks artificial."

One of the latest images of Mars appears to show a doorway (NASA/SWNS)

Another concluded: "Swear to God, there's at least five Martians camouflaged in there."

However, others were more practical, with one Reddit user stating: "It's obviously not a little door, it's just a flat piece of broken rock."

The finding comes at a time that the U.S. Congress is to hold an open hearing next Tuesday about UFOs for the first time in over 50 years.

NASA's Curiosity rover has been exploring Mars for almost a decade (NASA/SWNS)

The US House Intelligence Committee's Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation Subcommittee will tackle the subject.

Panel chair, Rep. Andre Carson, stated: "The American people expect and deserve their leaders in government and intelligence to seriously evaluate and respond to any potential national security risks - especially those we do not fully understand."

The US government released a report on documented cases of so-called 'Unidentified Aerial Phenomena' (UAP) in the summer of 2021.

In it, the Director of National Intelligence examined 144 cases of UFOs, but could explain only one.

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