Spiders on Mars


This image shows spidery channels eroded into Martian ground. It is a Sept. 12, 2016, example from HiRISE camera high-resolution observations of more than 20 places that were chosen in 2016 on the basis of about 10,000 volunteers’ examination of Context Camera lower-resolution views of larger areas. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona


Yesterday NASA released an article on their news page talking about the amazing work being done by our volunteers on Planet Four: Terrains. Thousands of people have been using the project to have a close look at the Martian polar surface and identify fascinating features such as the “spiders” you can see in the image above.

You can read the NASA press release at www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6654.

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