Here’s a new geological curiosity from Mars captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter’s HiRISE instrument, which tells us more about the effect of seasons on the Red Planet’s surface.
Mars continues to delight us with unusual new images captured from space by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
on March 30 , whose mission is to photograph the Red Planet from every angle, gave us an amazing shot of the surface of Mars, imprinted with strange polygonal patterns. This patch of fractures is found on the soil of Mars . It is in places associated with the appearance of black and blue stripes.
Spring on Mars
This is amazingIt is simply related to the adjustment of temperatures in this region of Mars, and more precisely, the arrival of spring!
HiPOD: Spring and Polygon Fans
Spring activity is visible because the transparent covering layer of dry ice on the surface develops openings that allow gas to escape. The gas carries fine particles of material from the surface which further erodes the channels. https://t.co/k5QQy4P0ijpic.twitter.com/J1loOpaJsH
– HiRISE: The Beautiful Planet Mars (NASA) (HiRISE) June 20 2022
in Stored below the surface turns into a gas, without going through the phase . A process known in physics is called sublimation. This transformation opens passages, more specifically at the level of the corners of the polygons, which then allow the jets to be blown . These jets, which contain fine black particles, leave dark and bluish traces on the surface. The direction of these signs may vary depending on the direction of the wind.The water in the earth freezes, expands and divides the earth’s surface into many polygons. But in the spring, as temperatures rise,
These polygons can last for many years, cracks opening and closing asMars, the landscape is slowly eroded.
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