• UFO Expert claims NASA photo shows alien cocoon on Mars
  • Expert suggests NASA conducted strange experiments on Mars
  • NASA provides realistic explanation about the object's nature

A UFO expert claimed that a photo taken by NASA on Mars showed an alien cocoon next to the Curiosity rover. NASA, on the other hand, has a very different explanation regarding the possible nature of the alleged alien cocoon.

The controversial claim regarding the possible presence of an alien cocoon on Mars was made by Scott Waring of the UFO-centered blog ET Data Base. He came across the photo of the mysterious object as he was going through the gallery of images taken by NASA’s Curiosity Rover on Mars.

One of the photos featured in the online gallery showed a mysterious-looking object on the ground. Its overall shape and appearance are very different from the rocks surrounding it. According to Waring, the object was the cocoon of an insect-like alien organism on Mars.

Waring also theorized that the cocoon may have come from an actual butterfly that NASA brought to Mars as part of an experiment to test if an animal insect could live on Mars.

“The skin itself closely resembles that of a butterfly cocoon and very possible is,” Waring wrote on a blog post. “What I mean to say is that NASA could have brought some butterfly cocoons to Mars to see how they hatch and fly away...and how long they live. If this is true, then the butterflies had time to fly away before death.”

Aside from being a cocoon, Waring also theorized that the strange object in the photo could be a piece of molted skin that came from a reptile-like creature on Mars.

NASA, on the other hand, provided a more realistic explanation regarding the nature of the object featured in the photo. According to the agency, the photo was taken on Sol 65, which is equivalent to Oct. 11, 2012.

After analyzing the photo, NASA concluded that the object is a piece of debris that came from the spacecraft that transported Curiosity to the Martian surface.

“The object is just below the center of this image,” the agency said in a statement. “It is about half an inch long. The rover team has assessed this object as debris from the spacecraft, possibly from the events of landing on Mars.

SOL 65
This image was taken by MAHLI onboard NASA's Mars rover Curiosity on Sol 65 (2012-10-11T22:23:01.000Z) NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS