A European satellite has discovered the figure of an incredible real angel in the South Polar region of Mars – full of wings, halo and heart. It seems that some of Martin’s artists painted the scene for the holiday for you wishing us peace and joy, but there is a perfectly good scientific explanation for the surreal performance.
The festival scene was captured by a high resolution camera from the European Space Agency. Mars Express orbit. Typically, this part of the red planet is covered in a mile-thick (1.6)-Kilometer-thick) A sheet of ice, but currently it is summer in the South Polar region of Mars. As the snow moved temporarily, the Mars Express managed to take photos of her The landscape provides us with another example of a paradox (Mars) Infamous To make us look for things that are not really there).
Indeed, this clear painting of a fixed angel, extending the right hand and holding the heart from its side, is the result of many geological processes, E.S.A. Explains.
The contrasting colors are not on top of the creamy cinnamon and cocoa latte, but in the scattered une throat area filled with dark, rock-forming minerals (mostly pyroxene and olivine, which are also available on Earth).
The tip of the angel’s right hand that appears is probably a large exuberant pit. When ice turns directly to gas, these pits form, leaving empty holes behind. Sublimation pits can be seen elsewhere in the solar system, including the dwarf planet Pluto.
The halo – perhaps the most striking feature of the festive scene – is actually the rim of the pit of impact. Anytime The problem was that Breaking on Mars, he kicked some layers of deposits from below. The angel’s head is made up of these dark deposits, which give the impression of a surrounding halo, the ancient effect resting easily in the pit.
To the right of the figure is an ep bho escarpment, showing many parts of the heart. Formed over millions of years of erosion, this amazing formation consists of rocks and steep slopes and some really dark deposits, the origin of which is unclear.
As ESA points out, scientists believe that this dark material “once existed deep beneath the surface of layers of material formed by the activity of ancient volcanoes.” And although this material was once buried, “it has since been brought to the surface by ongoing effects and erosion, and then more widely distributed on the planet by Mars winds.”
This is it There was a super cool optical illusion Forged by some similar cold geological processes. The Mars Express has previously discovered amazing features on Mars, including 50-mile-wide (80.5-kilometer-wide). Ice rink Korolev pit and a huge Cinnamon At the North Pole