Not Alone on Mars

English: Mars rover Opportunity examines Heat ...
Mars rover Opportunity examines Heat Shield Rock on Sol 349 of its mission, at approximately 13:27:37 Mars local solar time (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After watching Matt Damon struggling on Mars in the Martian, many people want to either be him or never see the little red planet ever again. Thankfully for those in the former group, there is a chance that when they get there, they won’t be alone.

“This might not look like the best place to live on Mars, but at least it resembles a dwelling of some kind. The Mars Opportunity rover has taken a picture that seems to reveal a dome-like structure, overlooking a vast terrain of rocks and dirt on the mysterious red planet.

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Opportunity’s panoramic camera, Pancam, captured the intriguing image on July 10, 2015. Keen-eyed ET hunters continually pour through thousands of pictures taken by traveling Martian rovers, and over the past few years, many have claimed such images show a variety of non-natural objects on Mars’ surface. (See accompanying slideshows at the bottom of this story.)

Of course, NASA and mainstream astronomers aren’t the least bit convinced that any of these images are what they might look like, nor can they be considered proof of an ancient, once-thriving civilization.”

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