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‘Spiders’ spotted on Mars!

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Melbourne: ‘Spiders’ are spotted on the surface of Mars when NASA spacecraft captured an incredibly close-up image.

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this image, which shows deep troughs that have formed a starburst-like pattern on the red planet, reports News.com.au.

The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the Orbiter captured area of about one kilometer in total.

According to NASA, in the region where the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter took this image, troughs were seen that form a starburst pattern. In other areas these radial troughs have been referred to as spiders, simply because of their shape.

The image was taken at 4.56pm (local Mars time) and the surface is lit up from the west with a solar angle of 78 degrees, meaning the sun was about 12 degrees above the horizon. (ANI)

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