- The image shows a zoomed in section of Valles Marineris canyon
- UFOvni Disclosure has created video showing the ‘cloud of smoke’
- It claims it could be a nuclear explosion or extra-terrestrial methane
- The site suggests Nasa cut off the live feed showing the explosion
- Scientists say it is an illusion caused by the angle of crater and trench
- Last year, physicist Dr John Brandenburg said he believed Martians known as Cydonians and Utopians were massacred in the nuclear attack
A striking image that allegedly shows a mushroom cloud rising on Mars has been pounced on by conspiracy theorists.
Alien forums say the image is ‘evidence’ that a civilisation may have been wiped off the Martian surface as a result of nuclear war.
The satellite image shows a zoomed in section of Valles Marineris, a 2,500-mile (4,000km) long canyon on Mars, which was captured by the Indian Space Research Organisation.
French Youtube channel UFOvni Disclosure has created a short film showing the ‘cloud of smoke’ which it claims could be either a nuclear explosion or extra-terrestrial methane.
‘India’s Mars orbiter captured something strange in the gigantic Valles Marineris Canyon of Mars,’ the video says.