The MRO snapped the image in February, but the HiRise team highlighted it Sunday as a picture of the day, noting the formations also look like funnel shapes.
The alphabetical apparition is a nice example of pareidolia, the human tendency to see familiar patterns in unrelated shapes.
Windy, dusty Mars is home to quite a few. The in 2017. They got their distinctive appearance from exposure to wind combined with the angle of the sun at the time the MRO captured the image.
A wider view of the T and V dune field shows an impressive spread, with many connecting into each other.
This isn’t the first time it’s felt like Mars is trying to communicate with us. A 2016 MRO image shows a set of. Either set of dunes would be a great prompt for the start of a sci-fi story, but they’re not signs of intelligent alien life on the red planet.
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