The above footage has launched some very heated debates about what may or may not have happened on our favorite neighborhood red planet.

Taken last year by an Indian space probe, the photos appear to show a giant explosion. Some conspiracy theorists believe it to be a nuclear explosion, or the testing of a similar type weapon. Others think it might have been a huge volcanic eruption, while another group of scientists think it's an optical illusion of the shadows in a valley playing tricks on our eyes.

Fox Mulder tells us the truth is out there. I've found that what's "out there" is some of the overheated rhetoric and name calling amongst those involved in the online arguments.

You decide.

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