A ‘Cannonball’ on Mars? No, NASA’s Curiosity rover finds small ‘pebbles’ on Mars

UFO Hunters believe a new image snapped by the Curiosity Rover shows a ‘cannonball on Mars’. However, as explained by NASA, the 5mm-object isn’t evidence of Warfare on Mars and is just a 5-millimeter concretation containing calcium sulfate, sodium + magnesium.

Despite the fact that Mars was linked to the God of War in ancient times, the red planet doesn’t have cannonballs decorating its surface.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover photographed an extremely interesting image on Mars.

What seems to be a perfectly-shaped sphere sent many UFO hunters into a frenzy.

Cannonball on Mars
UFO hunters are convinced this is a cannonball on Mars. Image Credit: NASA

Soon after NASA published the image of Mars where a spherical artifact adorns the reddish Martian surface, a number of UFO hunters were left convinced that the object on Mars is evidence of ancient civilizations on the red plant.

Even though the Curiosity Rover has produced some high-quality images of ‘weird’ objects on Mars—and most of them are just the result of Pareidolia—the truth is that many of them are perfectly explainable.

This is the case of the alleged cannonball on Mars.

It’s not a cannonball as some infer, and it wasn’t created by ancient Martians.

According to analysis from the rover currently exploring Mars, the spherical 5 millimeter concretation on Mars contains calcium sulfate, sodium + magnesium, making it different from the hematite-rich “blueberries” that were discovered in the past by the Opportunity rover.

Pebbles on Mars
Image Credit: Twitter

The reason why most UFO hunters jumped to conclusions and dubbed the small spherical object as a cannonball is because its hard to distinguish the size of objects on Mars.

UFO hunter Scott Waring from UFO Sightings Daily wrote a blog post saying:

“This metal ball is perfectly formed and about the size of a softball here on earth. Guess what? That also matches the size of a cannonball.”

“This projectile is sitting on the surface above all the wrecked stone structures around it.

Pebbles on the surface of Mars
Not Cannonballs but Pebbles on Mars. Image Credit: NASA

“Fragments of a once civilization is sitting scattered in tiny pieces around this cannonball.

“I do believe these balls and millions of others were deliberately shot at Mars from space all at once to destroy their atmosphere, burn it away.

“What I mean is a large enough man-made meteor shower could strip Mars of its atmosphere and thus, destroy all or most life on the planet surface.”

However, while these ‘artifacts’ may seem as a hot topic for debate among UFO hunters, NASA has found quite a few of them on Mars, and this isn’t the first time it’s been photographed.

Mars sphere from 2014
Image Credit: Twitter

NASA explains that these oddly-shaped ‘objects’ are the result of a natural phenomenon on Mars called concretion, where minerals gather and harden inside the water-soaked rock.

This makes the ‘cannonball-shaped’ objects more resistant to erosion than other surrounding rocks on the surface of Mars. As material erodes, we are left with the so-called Martian blueberries, or as UGFO hunters like to call them ‘Cannonballs’.

As noted by Outer Places, NASA explained this process back in 2014, when a similar image surfaced on the internet showing another spherical object.

Source: Twitter/Curiosity Rover 

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