(ORDO NEWS) — One person tweeted that the object appeared to be “man-made” and speculated that it could be an artifact of an ancient civilization on the Red Planet or a piece of a crashed UFO.
In fact, the part belongs to NASA and is a chisel – a tool that is used in drilling wells. This is what the object looked like in a photo taken in July last year:
Some users have accused the space agency of littering Mars. “We haven’t even set foot on the planet yet, and we are already littering,” the Twitter user’s source says.
Others also note that Mars is now a “robot graveyard” due to all the old devices and rovers that used to study the planet but stopped sending a signal or lost something during their missions.
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