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A photo of the surface of Mars showed what looks like an eye

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A photo of the surface of Mars showed what looks like an eye
Employees of the European Space Agency (ESA) managed to get photos of a previously unknown crater. The photograph was taken by the automated station Mars Express. Experts noted the original shape of the object, resembling a giant eye.

A photo of the surface of Mars showed what looks like an eye


The object is located in the planet's southern hemisphere, named Aonia Terra. A significant part of the depressions located in this place arose during the fall of a large group of asteroids about 4 billion years ago. The channels passing near the object may have been liquid water tracks, as evidenced by the presence of erosion-resistant sediments. Presumably, the channels later filled with lava. The crater itself resembles a giant human eye due to its characteristic outlines and dark bottom.




The ESA has also released a color-coded topographic image of the site. In the picture, low areas are marked with a blue-purple tint, while heights are marked with red-white.

You can view high quality photos on the ESA website.
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