NASA came under the spotlight this week when their Perseverance Rover, while pounding the sands of Mars, photographed what appeared to be a ball of string in its path. Some accounts called it a spaghetti like substance. It looked a bit like tumbleweed too!
So what was it? News media outlets like CNN endorsed NASA’s “most likely” explanation that it was string left over from the Rover’s landing vehicle.
Just to refresh your memory, several weeks ago, the Perseverance Rover snapped a photo of what appeared to be a piece of aluminum foil lodged between two rocks. NASA, at that time, told the world it was most likely material from the Rover’s landing craft. It sounded plausible at the time.
However, UFOlogists and probably the majority of the news watching public think it is a slight stretch that a multi-billion dollar (2.7 billion to be exact) space craft would be using Home Depot twine in its landing craft. That’s a stretch.
Just for reference, does the reader recall how meticulously the James Webb Telescope was inspected for defects and purged of any Earthly contaminants before being launched into space? Double that effort for the Mars Rover, right?! How then could an operation as sophisticated as NASA accidentally let loose a bundle of string on the red planet especially such a short time after letting aluminum foil from the same craft contaminate the Martian surface? NASA is surely leaving a lot of garbage on the surface of Mars for an agency that does not seek to contaminate other worlds!
A ball of Earthly twine from a multi-billion dollar highly sophisticated spacecraft accidently released on another planet? I don’t know. Does NASA use 19th century twine in a 21st century inter-planetary spacecraft? If so, how do they use it? Inquiring minds want to know!
Perhaps they are also using Elmer’s Glue and popsicles sticks too!~