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Image of snow-covered dunes on Mars unveiled by NASA

NASA released an image from Mars, that will make us more excited about the neighbouring planet. We have been discovering…

NASA released an image from Mars, that will make us more excited about the neighbouring planet.

We have been discovering 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.

Once again NASA has given us an image from Mars, that will make us more excited about the neighbouring planet. NASA’s Mars orbiter has beamed back a stunning image of the red planet’s snow-covered dunes creating beautiful patterns over the rust coloured background.

The image was taken on May 21 in the Northern hemisphere of Mars by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on US space agency’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Unlike on Earth, the snow and ice are carbon dioxide, 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. On the rough surface between the dunes, frost is trapped behind small sheltered ridges.

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