A strange formation resembling a bear’s face was captured on the surface of the red planet NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter last month
According to the Lunar and Planetary Institute at the University of Arizona, which controls the Orbiter’s cameras, two perfectly placed craters make up the eye, a hill with a “V-shaped collapsing structure” makes up the nose, and a circular fracture A pattern forms the head. “The circular fracture pattern is likely due to sediment settling on the buried impact crater,” Lab explained. “Maybe the nose is a volcano or mud vent and sediment. maybe lava Or mudflow? ”
Launched from Earth in 2005, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter is just one of several spacecraft used by NASA explore Mars.
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Last year, the Curiosity Rover photographed what appeared to be a door carved into an otherworldly landscape. After much internet speculation, the Curiosity team later clarified that this was simply a “natural geological feature.”
On Mars, Perseverance, another of NASA’s rovers, has been collecting rock samples with its robotic arm and exploring the Martian landscape since 2021.
Paul Best is a breaking news reporter for Fox News Digital and Fox Business.