The discovery of chevron shapes which resemble the Star Trek logo on Martian surfaces would definitely make the Star Trek fandom on cloud nine. NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has discovered an image of chevron shapes on the surface of Mars. It resembles the logo of Star Treks’ Space organization called Starfleet.
Albeit the team acknowledged that it is merely a coincidence, the discovery would prompt the fandom to rekindle the old memories of their favorite series. “Enterprising viewers will make the discovery that these features look conspicuously like a famous logo and you’d be right, but it’s only a coincidence,” the NASA team said in the official statement. William Shatner, who played a major role in Star Trek movie series, tweeted about the resemblance of the logo with that of the discovered image and remarked that Star Trek beat Star Wars by reaching on Mars first.
The chevron shapes have found in the southeast Hellas Planitia region of Mars. The image was captured by the orbiter’s High- Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera. According to the team in the University of Arizona who manages the camera, the image discovered on the surface of the mars is the dune casts. These shapes are actually formed by wind, lava, and dunes.
The crescent-shaped dunes were actually presented in the area before the eruption of data which later spilled. This lava flowed out around the dunes without covering them. When the lava cooled the dunes pointed up like islands. When the wind moved them, it resulted in the migration of the sand piles essentially. The dune casts which is their footprints were left in the lava field. Chevron shapes have many times appeared on the Martian surface due to the flow on the red planet. Around 300 such formations are found in the Hellas Planitia region of Mars and around 480 formations are spotted in the region called Noctis Labyrinthus.
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