A picture sent by a NASA rover from the Martian surface kept the space watchers guessing about the object seen in the image. It looked like a tangled piece of rope and it received a mixed response from the Internet community. The rover spotted the object on 12 July.
• NASA’s Perseverance rover sent an image of a tangled-looking object from Mars
• It looked like a remnant robotic exploration to Mars in February 2021
• The Internet community started calling it Italian pasta
What Was That Mysterious Object?
A spokesman for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory told AFP that they had been discussing where that was from. There had been speculation that the object seen in the image could be a piece of cord from the parachute or from the landing system that lowers the rover to the ground.
What Is Mysterious About That Object?
The first sighting of the reported remnant of the rocket propulsion system was on 12 July but it was gone within four days when the Perseverance returned to the same place. It was probably carried away by the wind that might have come from the rocket-powered landing system.
The experts said that the accumulating trash was a small price to pay for the noble scientific goals of searching for ancient microbial life on Mars. And all these items could be valuable artifacts for future Mars colonists.
What Did Space Watchers Say ABout The Picture?
Amateur astronomer Stuart Atkinson said that Martians would be eagerly collecting up all the stuff and either putting it on display in museums or making it into ‘historical jewelry’ in a hundred years or so.
Many on social media made wild guesses about that object. While some speculated it was part of Rover’s machinery, others called it Italian pasta. What is your opinion on that object?