NASA Shares Incredible Photos Of Crashed 'Flying Saucer'

NASA Shares Incredible Photos Of Crashed 'Flying Saucer'

A "flying saucer" had crash-landed in a Utah desert 14 years ago and NASA is now sharing photos for the first time.

The "flying saucer" is not really an alien spaceship though — it's the remnants of the robot spaceship Genesis which was designed to study the Sun and launched in 2001.

"The year was 2004, and no space aliens were involved," NASA wrote on its website. "The saucer, pictured here, was the Genesis sample return capsule, part of a human-made robot Genesis spaceship launched in 2001 by NASA itself to study the Sun."

The space agency noted that Genesis was "being tracked by radar and chased by helicopters." However, since its parachute did not open as planned, it took an "unexpectedly hard landing," hitting the ground at over 300 kilometers per hour (186 mph).

NASA Shares Incredible Photos Of Crashed 'Flying Saucer'


Despite the hard landing, NASA said Genesis was able to capture solar wind particles that would otherwise be deflected by the planet's magnetic field. The particles were in good enough condition to be analyzed, according to the space agency.

Already, NASA has learned new "new details about the composition of the Sun and how the abundance of some types of elements differ across the Solar System," thanks to the spacecraft.

"These results have provided intriguing clues into details of how the Sun and planets formed billions of years ago," NASA added.

So, it's true; a "flying saucer" crashed-landed on Earth and there's photographic evidence of it — it just isn't what you'd think.

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