Once again NASA has given us an image from Mars, that will make us more excited about the neighboring planet. With an untiring beauty and wonders within, there’s no way to conclude that we are well aware of our Solar system. Despite the unparallel progress and the availability of fore-running technology, we discovered many interesting things from the advent of International Space Agency NASA.
Out of many of those discoveries, ‘Mars’ stands as one of the most interesting subjects all the way. From the very beginning, there are a plethora of theories on the availability of water and oxygen on this nearby Red-planet. It was spring in the Northern hemisphere when this image was taken by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, NASA said.
“It was spring in the Northern hemisphere when this image was taken by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter”, NASA said.
Over the winter, snow and ice inexorably covered the dunes. But unlike on Earth, this snow and ice is carbon dioxide, better known to us as dry ice. When the sun starts shining on it in the spring, the ice on the smooth surface of the dune cracks and escaping gas carries dark sand out from the dune below, often creating beautiful patterns.
If we deeply look into the picture, we can acknowledge that on the rough surface between the dunes, frost is trapped behind small sheltered ridges.