NASA Cameras Spot ‘alien’ Wreckage on Mars
NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has gone viral after snapping photos on the Red Planet of what looked like a flying saucer — but was actually landing gear from last year’s mission to Mars. The interplanetary photo op was conducted earlier this month by the ‘copter, NASA reported. It had been dispatched by the space agency to survey debris from the Perseverance rover’s historic landing on Feb. 18, 2021.
The 10 pics show a UFO-eques conical “back shell” that protected the rover in deep space and during its fiery descent toward the Martian surface. Also visible is the resultant debris field and the aero shell’s 70.5-foot-wide parachute — the biggest ever deployed on Mars