Polygonal structures on the surface of Mars. You can see them from miles away

Polygonal structures on the surface of Mars.  You can see them from miles away

Using the HIRISE system on Mars’ observation orbiter, scientists have observed unusual objects appearing on the red planet.

The photo below was taken on March 30 this year, showing a mosaic of white polygons of various shapes. They are visible from the white cracks in the Martian soil and appear at higher latitudes.

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In some places you can see black and blue “blur”, which occurs when the underground ice comes in contact with the slightly warmer, spring surface of Mars. This ice plays an important role in the formation of characteristic and polygonal structures. In the spring, during the supplementation process, it becomes gaseous, causing the phenomenon of cracking on the surface of the red planet.

Where the particles take the form of snow again, bright marks form, which we see as white and blue fog. Ice can escape multiple times from the same places, spraying particles in different directions depending on the wind. This is why in some areas you can see different stripes coming from the same hole.

The photo was taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Probe

In terms of the stability of these structures, they last for years and slowly distort the landscape of Mars. This is clearly related to the expansion and contraction of ice as the seasons change. Such an extraordinary phenomenon was captured thanks to the mission of the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Probe, equipped with the HIRISE instrument, viz. High resolution imaging experiment.

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The spacecraft orbits the red planet at an altitude of 250 to 315 km. Since its mission began in 2006, MRO devices have provided a number of important images that scientists can use to better understand the processes taking place on the fourth planet from the Sun.

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