'Spiders' spotted on Mars?

Recently, a shape similar to spiders has been spotted on the surface of the Red Planet when NASA spacecraft captured an incredibly close-up image.

Last Updated: Jan 14, 2016, 16:28 PM IST
'Spiders' spotted on Mars?
Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona

Melbourne: Earlier, a spate of strange things like statue of Budha, a woman and floating spoon have been spotted on Mars.

Recently, a shape similar to spiders has been spotted on the surface of the Red Planet when NASA spacecraft captured an incredibly close-up image.

The image was taken by NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter and shows deep troughs that have formed a starburst-like pattern on the red planet, reports News.com.au.

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the Orbiter captured area of about one kilometer in total.

According to NASA, in the region where the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this image, troughs were seen that form a starburst pattern. In other areas these radial troughs have been referred to as spiders, simply because of their shape.

The image was taken at 4.56pm (local Mars time) and the surface is lit up from the west with a solar angle of 78 degrees, meaning the sun was about 12 degrees above the horizon.

(With ANI inputs)