NASA Gets New Pictures Of Sand Dunes On Mars

NASA Gets New Pictures Of Sand Dunes On Mars

About this time last year, the New Horizons spacecraft sent back new views of Pluto. As if we’re celebrating the anniversary, NASA just published some photos of sand dunes on Mars shot by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO). This is the same spacecraft that captured the twister on the red planet’s surface back in 2012. The photos show a Morse Code like pattern on the surface. The MRO has been orbiting Mars for just over 10 years. Ironically, the Juno space probe also reached Jupiter earlier this month, and is relaying never before seen photos of that planet as well. It seems like this is an eventful month for astronomers.

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