Scientists see Mars as a now-dead planet, with no living organisms habiting its surface. However, recent images seen via Google Earth reveal how the dusty terrain suffered changes due to some unknown event or phenomenon. What could be the reason of this?
The images reveal a formation of rocks that have been moved in a straight line, leaving a plain trail behind them, and considering that we’re talking about Mars, where nothing is expected to move on the surface, the hypothesis of NASA officials lying about the actual situation there doesn’t seem too far off.
So what or who could have caused these trails? Could it be water or a dust devil? Or is there something more exotic to blame for this?
Analysts now believe the phenomenon is the result of a “dust devil”, but several aspects don’t match to this theory. If it were indeed the work of a dust tornado, the trail left behind would have to be curved or in zig-zag, but the images show a perfectly straight line behind the rock formation. So what are the other viable theories?
Well, according to some, the bizarre Martian phenomenon could have been caused by a flow of water on the surface, but this just doesn’t add up since the particularities of the trail are too symmetric and don’t match the description of a water flow, not to mention other illogical aspects regarding this water hypothesis.