Stonehenge-style rocks spotted on MARS: Bizarre circular stone formation on the red planet resembles the iconic Pagan site
The stone circle has been confirmed by NASA and has now been compared to Stonehenge. The strange Mars mystery was spotted in images sent back by a spacecraft orbiting the red planet.
A NASA spokesperson stated “the first images caused much speculation, this new images will cause even more”
The stone circle (pictured) was spotted on an apparently raised hummock in images of the Martian surface captured by the HiRise camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
Dubbed ‘Marshenge’, alien hunters have seized on the images but experts say it could be created by natural processes which cause rocks to be ‘sorted’ in freeze and thaw cycles of permafrost
Stonehenge on Earth has long been associated with supernatural folktales and stories that it had been built by aliens.
Little is known about what the site was actually used for when it was built in around 3,100BC.
Many experts believe it was used for religious ceremonies or to mark the summer solstice.
Others believe it served as a meeting point for the surrounding areas or even for prehistoric people to monitor the heavens.
Earlier this month archaeologists announced the discovery of another line of standing stones around a mile away from Stonehenge that dates back 4,500 years.
The buried stones were found along the south-eastern edge of what later became known as the Durrington Walls ‘superhenge’ – a circular earthworks a third of a mile across.