NASA is losing their minds over an image that shows a strange scaly circle on Mars’ surface. The image has started a lot of discussions about what it might possibly be.
The Daily Mail reports that NASA is currently investigating the strange mark which appeared on the South Polar layered areas of the planet.
The size and frequency of impact craters on Mars can help scientist paint a clearer picture of a landscape’s age, according to NASA.
But, as they flatten and morph over time, it’s sometimes difficult to ascertain an impact origin.
This is the case with the strange scaly indent captured by the HiRISE instrument.
An image of the feature projected at a scale of 50 centimeters (19.7 inches) per pixel shows how it dwarfs all the other pock-marks that dot the landscape.