NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has bravely moved over the last 13 years to where no one on Mars has ever been. It has captured some of the most detailed images of the Martian surface we've ever seen. Now it is a very famous looking landmark.
The photo was first discovered by the camera crew of the MRO HiRISE (High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment) at the University of Arizona a few days ago. You have the picture since April 22, but it is just coming up. They posted it on Twitter with the headline "Entrepreneurial viewers will find that these features look strikingly like a famous logo." that these features look conspicuous like a famous logo.
– HiRISE (NASA) (@HiRISE) June 12, 2019
HiRISE describes the emergence of these formations in the service of Mars as a "complex history of the dunes". Lava and wind ". But essentially, there used to be big dunes that moved the area, and eventually there was an eruption where lava spat and surrounded the dunes without covering them. When the sand blows away, it leaves an imprint like this.
Launched in 2005, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter initially launched a mission of only two years. It's up there now and has been sending back data for almost 14 years. I do not know how long it will take, but I hope it will not happen to Vger.
Live long and thrive!
[Photo: NASA / JPL / University of Arizona]