The website of the "astronomical image of the day" (Astronomy Picture of the Day) — A joint project of NASA and Michigan Technological University — there was a picture that made UFO talk about trees on Mars.
© HiRISE, MRO, LPL (U. Arizona) | NASA,
However, the reality was much more prosaic fantasies. In fact, dark formations resembling trees — it's only a trace of landslides that have emerged as a result of the evaporation layer of frozen carbon dioxide from the surface of the Red Planet.
The picture was taken with the camera HiRISE, installed on the multifunctional automatic interplanetary station Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
On-board unit has a number of scientific instruments — such as cameras, spectrometers, and radar — that are necessary for the analysis of topography, stratigraphy, find minerals and ice on Mars.
Category: Astronomy and Space