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

Download the all new Zee News app for Android and iOS to stay up to date with latest headlines and news stories in Politics, Entertainment, Sports, Technology, Business and much more from India and around the world.

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

More from zeenews

comments powered by Disqus