February 25, 2024

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Strange circular dunes on Mars are spotted in these NASA images

Strange circular dunes on Mars are spotted in these NASA images

Planetary scientists have captured an image of semi-circular sand dunes on the surface of Mars. While dunes across the Red Planet come in a wide range of shapes and sizes, such well-defined circles are unusual.

The slight asymmetry of the dunes shows that their sides are steep to the south. University of Arizona administered HiRise experience The camera used to take the photo, indicated in statement (Opens in a new tab) That this indicates that the sands are blowing south, although the Martian winds may be variable.