NASA discovers Star Trek insignia on Mars

NASA Spots 'Star Trek' Starfleet Logo 'Dune Footprints' on Mars

Star Trek Mars: NASA spots "Star Trek" Starfleet logo on Mars surface using Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter MRO

Don't expect to find Spock, Jean-Luc Picard or Michael Burnham squatting nearby, however.

The spotting of the logo can be paralleled to the "face on Mars" phenomenon.

"Enterprising viewers will make the discovery that these features look conspicuously like a famous logo", researcher Ross Beyer of the University of Arizona said in a statement that accompanied the photo release, adding, however, that it's a shame the snapshot is no evidence of "intrepid explorers" embarking on the bold mission.

"You would be right, but it is only a coincidence".

"Here, the sand formed crescent-shaped dunes called barchan dunes, sculpted by the wind; as the lava flowed, it parted around them", according to Science Alert.

The dune feature is located in Hellas Planitia, a large plain within the Hellas impact basin in the southern hemisphere of Mars. The special camera has captured several other chevrons on the planet, so it is safe to say that it may not be the first time that one resembling a "Star Trek" logo was found.

Here on our beloved planet, we're struggling with tons of preparations to send our very own kind to the Red Planet but, by the look of things, it seems that someone might have gotten there already and you won't believe your eyes what you see: The Starfleet! The story starts with crescent-shaped sand dunes where wind and surface interacted.

Then as the lava cooled, the dunes pointed up like islands. But NASA's probe has now spotted something totally unexpected from above - an mysterious Star Trek logo marking on Mars.

But they were still dunes, so the brutal Martian wind could move them, making the dunes migrated.

The orbiter has been sending back high-resolution imagery for 13 years, well past its design lifetime.

Researchers past year found hundreds of crescent-shaped depressions on the surface of the Red Planet.

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