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NASA has released a new image of the blue dunes of Mars and it’s quite a sight

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NASA has released a new image of the blue dunes of Mars and it looks more like an alien planet from Mass Effect Although the image is new to us, it is actually quite an old photo. The image below was taken using several photos captured by NASA’s oldest Mars spacecraft, the Mars Odyssey Orbiter, between December 2002 and November 2004.

Specifically, this is an image created by combining multiple photos captured by the Odyssey’s thermal emission imaging system and while it may not be obvious from looking at it, the image below covers 30 km from the landscape of the red planet.

The blue dunes of Mars, Photo credit: NASA

“A sea of ​​dark dunes, sculpted by the wind in long lines, surround the north polar cap of Mars and cover an area as large as Texas,” NASA said. Publish on the picture reads. “In this false-color image, areas with cooler temperatures are recorded in bluer hues, while warmer features are shown in yellows and oranges. Thus, dark, sun-heated dunes glow in the dark. ‘a golden color. “

While the dunes aren’t exactly blue as the image suggests, it’s yet another great look at the landscape of Mars, which has been NASA’s focus lately.

NASA has landed its latest rover on Mars, Perseverance, on the red planet less than two months ago and one day later, NASA released the first images of Perseverance in the world. Because Perseverance is equipped with microphones, we now know what does the surface of mars look like also and spoilers, there is no heavy metal to hear despite what Loss made us believe.

Sights and Sounds of Mars from NASA’s Rover Perseverance

NASA made people talk about Mars by hiding a secret message on the parachute of perseverance. Between this secret message, hearing the surface of Mars for the first time and seeing its blue dunes, now is the perfect time to take an interest in the red planet.

In case that wasn’t enough, NASA’s very first helicopter on Mars is planned to make its initial flight in two days, which will give everyone on Earth a new perspective of the planet at 15 feet high

Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance writer, guide and science guru for IGN. You can follow it on Twitter @LeBlancWes.


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