Apparently stamped in the reddish sands of the famed Red Planet, a well-known Chevron emblem similar to the Star Trek logo was recently discovered by NASA's intrepid Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Star Wars a little worried.
This strikingly shaped sand dune is the obvious result of winds, lava, and other elemental forces that shape the barren Martian landscape. It is located in Hellas Planitia, a broad section of the plain within the boundaries of the Hellas impact basin in the southern hemisphere of Mars.
Starfleet's eye-catching brand is not the first to be seen on the dry planet during its 13-year MRO visit, but it did come to a jolly twitter riot amidst a famous Star Trek ̵
"Entrepreneurial viewers will find these features strikingly look like a famous logo," said an official statement from the University of Arizona's MRO HiRISE team. "You're right, but it's just a coincidence."
In a clear demonstration of the effects of time and geological events, the interplay of sand, wind and volcanic substances allowed these characteristic crescents to cool down long after the lava had formed and the triangular islands emerged.
"However, there were only dunes, and the wind continued to blow," it continues. "Eventually, the sandpiles of the dunes migrated and left these" footprints "in the lava plain, which are also called" dune prints ", and record the presence of dunes surrounded by lava."
Picture Pure Coincidence or a Cosmic Footprint Meaning Star Trek's final supremacy over the Empire of Star Wars ? You decide.