While Santa is readyAt Earth’s North Pole, angels are going on holiday . One week before Christmas, a spacecraft spotted an “angel image” and a large heart at the Martian South Pole.
This week, the European Space Agency’s high-resolution stereo camera on the Mars Express captured “a winged image of an angel, complete with halls,” as well as a big heart. The pair of festive silhouettes look bright red, in stark contrast to the light-colored color of the surrounding Martian sand.
Accordingly Space agencyThe darker color is due to the formation of sand dunes, which are composed of minerals found on Earth, such as pyroxene and olivine.
The south pole itself, which is currently experiencing heat, is located just outside the frame, to the right of the ethereal scene. During the Marston winter, the area will be empty in a mile-thick and 250-mile-wide ice cap – but, for now, ice stores are at their lowest annual levels.
Officials say the angel’s hand, which appears to be reaching to the left, is possibly a large supermassive hole – a strain on the planet’s surface that turns into ice and gas in the summer months.
When the angel’s head and hall are formed when a brain object is mounted on the planet, the layers of the satellite are revealed which provide a glimpse of the long history of Mars. The heart is the result of a line of rocks that form the heart.
There are also Martian Dust Devils to the left of the image in the beautiful landscape. Soil devils, common on the red planet, strong winds blow dust from the surface.
Mars has been in the headlines in recent months after scientists discovered the South Pole– and the possibility of many more – indicates the possibility of the existence of micro-organisms.