The ‘gate’ on Mars: Explain this mysterious formation on a picture of the red planet

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An image of Mars sent by the Curiosity rover

photo credit, NASA/JPL

With its striking rectangular shape, and smooth cut contrasting with the jagged rocks that surround it, the geological formation on Mars has raised questions for days.

Some have found it shaped like a “door” and others have theorized that an alien civilization may have created a “passage” to the nearby planet.

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But what the image taken by the Curiosity rover, which has been sending information from Earth since 2012, shows, has a more logical explanation.

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