KEY POINTS

  • A UFO expert claimed to have spotted an alien base on asteroid Eros
  • The image was taken by NASA during a mission that studied the asteroid
  • The alleged structure on the asteroid had a rectangular shape
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A UFO expert claimed to have spotted an alien base on the second-largest known near-Earth asteroid. According to the expert, NASA may not have realized that it photographed an alien structure on the massive space rock.

The strange sighting was made by Scott Waring of ET Data Base. According to Waring, he came across the image of the alleged alien structure as he was browsing photos taken by NASA during its previous missions.

Waring was able to access the images through NASA’s Photojournal site.

One particular photo that caught Waring’s attention was taken by NASA in 2000. It features an image of the surface of asteroid Eros, a massive near-Earth object that measures almost 17 kilometers wide.

According to NASA, the photo was taken by Near-Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) Shoemaker spacecraft, which was launched by the agency in 1996. The spacecraft’s mission lasted for about five years before NASA contact with it.

For the duration of its mission, NEAR Shoemaker orbited Eros to study its various characteristics. The spacecraft also took photos of the asteroid using a camera that was capable of capturing features on the asteroid as small as 4 meters across.

As Waring was examining a photo, he spotted a strange object on the asteroid’s surface. Based on the image, the object appeared to have a rectangular shape, which suggested that it might not be a natural feature of Eros.

According to Waring, the strange shape of the object, as well as its reflective surface, indicate that it was an artificial structure built on the surface of the asteroid. He believes it was a base built by aliens on Eros.

In a caption released by NASA for the photo taken by NEAR Shoemaker, the agency referred to the object as a boulder. But, the agency also noted that it had a rectangular shape.

“Numerous craters and boulders as small as 8 meters (26 feet) across dot the landscape,” Waring stated. “The large, rectangular boulder at the upper right is 45 meters (148 feet) across.”

For Waring, the caption indicated that NASA might have failed to realize that its spacecraft accidentally photographed an alien structure on the asteroid.