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New Mars Images of its Dunes released By NASA

A new image of Mars’ blue Dunes has been released by NASA and it looks like an alien planet from the Mass Effect. Despite it being a new photo to our eyes, it is quite an old photo. The image was made using multiple shots captured by the longest-working Mars Spacecraft of NASA. The Mars Odyssey Orbiter captured the images between December 2002 and November 2004.

It is specifically an image created by the combination of multiple photos captured by the Odyssey’s Thermal Emission Imaging System. It is not quite obvious but when looking at the picture it can be said that it covers 19 miles of the Red Planet’s landscape.

NASA post about the image reads, “A sea of dark Dunes, sculpted by the wind into long lines, surrounds Mars’ northern polar cap and covers an area as big as Texas. In this false-color image, areas with cooler temperatures are recorded in bluer tints, while warmer features are depicted in yellows and oranges. Thus, the dark, sun-warmed dunes glow with a golden color.”

The Dunes are not blue as the image might suggest, but it is still another great look at the landscape of the planet. Mars has been the major focus of NASA lately. Less than two months ago, NASA landed its Perseverance rover on the planet, and a day later it released the image from it to the World.

As the Perseverance Rover is equipped with microphones, the sounds of the surface of Mars can also be experienced by humans. There is no heavy metal to be heard despite the Doom we are led to believe.

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