Weird volcanic `heart` spotted on Mars

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:15

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: Scientists have reportedly located a heart shape on the Tharsis Bulge on Mars.
This heart shape was spotted by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera aboard NASA`s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter orbiting 170 miles above. It was located south of the huge shield volcano Ascraeus Mons which measures approximately 200 meters across.
Ramy El-Maarry, planetary scientist said that the feature, which is multi-layered and rises above the surrounding landscape, could be an ancient vent structure that has been more resistant to erosion than the surrounding area, which makes it resemble `inverted` terrains.

With Agency Inputs



First Published: Monday, April 14, 2014 - 00:15

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