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Originally posted by Regenstorm
It's not the first time they caught trees on camera.
All optical illusions...
Originally posted by Angus123
They look a lot like trees, but none of them are casting shadows.
As cool as it would be to believe otherwise, I think this time I actually buy the official explanation.
Originally posted by AceWombat04
reply to post by Imagir
That makes even more sense, in my opinion.
The way the "trees" are flush against the dunes, casting no shadows, and following the curvature or the dunes' edges perfectly, really indicates to me that they are on the surface of the dunes, not protruding from the ground and up into the air like growing vegetation.
I can't know for certain without setting foot on Mars, of course. (Oh, that I could.)
The "trees" are really trails of debris caused by landslides as ice melts in Mars's spring Photo: NASA
The images appear to show rows of dark "conifers" sprouting from dunes and hills on the planet surface. But the scene is actually an optical illusion.
The "trees" are really trails of debris caused by landslides as ice melts in Mars's spring. You can even see a cloud of dust, just to the left of centre of the picture, where an avalanche is caught happening