Here’s a new geological interest from Mars, captured by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter probe’s HiRISE instrument, which tells more about the effect of the seasons on the Red Planet’s surface.
Mars continues to delight us with extraordinary new images captured from space by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
On March 30, , whose mission was to photograph the Red Planet from every angle, gave us a surprising view of the Martian surface, studded with strange polygonal patterns. A patchwork of these fractures is present in the Martian soil . It is in places associated with the appearance of black and blue lines.
A spring on Mars
It’s surprisingThis part of Mars is most simply connected to the change in temperature and more precisely connected to the arrival of spring!
Hypod: Spring fans and polygons
Spring activity is visible because the layer of translucent dry ice creates holes in the surface that allow gas to escape. The gas carries fine particles of material from the surface and further erodes the channels. https://t.co/k5QQy4P0ijpic.twitter.com/J1loOpaJsH
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In Stored under the surface, instead of passing through the stage, it is converted to gas . A well-known process in physics called sublimation. This change opens the passages, especially at the level of the corners of the polygons, which will then allow the jets to escape . It is these jets that contain fine black particles that leave dark and bluish traces on the surface. The orientation of these marks may vary depending on the wind direction., water in the ground freezes and expands, slicing the surface of the land into many polygons. But in spring, with rising temperatures,
These polygons last for years, with cracks opening and closingMartians are slowly eroding the terrain.