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Martian sand dune looks like Starfleet logo

By T.K. Randall
June 13, 2019 · Comment icon 3 comments

The dune looks very similar to the Starfleet logo. Image Credit: NASA
New images taken by NASA's MRO HiRise camera show a sand dune formation with a rather familiar shape.
The photographs, which were captured by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, have prompted some rather tongue-in-cheek references to Star Trek's iconic insignia.

"Enterprising viewers will make the discovery that these features look conspicuously like a famous logo," the HiRise team at the University of Arizona wrote in a Tweet.
Star Trek references aside, this intriguing formation and others like it have been helping scientists to learn more about the Red Planet's atmosphere, temperature and topography.

This, in turn, will also help NASA to better plan out future manned missions.



Source: IB Times | Comments (3)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by Torviking 5 years ago
Please don�t say we are getting Scott Waring visuals? Elvis is doing a Universe tour if you listen to him.
Comment icon #2 Posted by Timothy 5 years ago
We are in fact not. These are legitimate images of a known phenomena. And it’s pretty cool IMHO. (I know that I just posted this image in another thread, but it is fitting! No apologies here)
Comment icon #3 Posted by Berwen 5 years ago
It also looks like a boomerang or a manta ray but that does not make it one.


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