Weird volcanic 'heart' spotted on Mars
A messed-up heart shape has been spotted on the Tharsis Bulge on Mars.
The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter found the heart-shape on the south of the huge shield volcano Ascraeus Mons which measures approximately 200 meters across, Discovery News reported.
Planetary scientist Ramy El-Maarry said that the feature, which is multi-layered and rises above the surrounding landscape, could be an ancient vent structure that has been more resistant to erosion than the surrounding area, which makes it resemble 'inverted' terrains.
(Posted on 14-04-2014)