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The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter of NASA captured the images of “wart” present on the surface of the Mars. The image is pretty similar to a distorted waffle. The government space agency named this image as the “enigmatic landform”
The object was found from the center of the Mars’s youngest lava flows. It is a region which contains most of the youngest lava flows on the planet. Scientists believe that this particular location is around 500-100 million years old. The entire area is wrapped with numerous rings and cones created from the steam of lava flow.
Hence, researchers of NASA suppose that the strange texture on the “wart” is formed through some natural processes such as lava flowing.
On the other hand, a few scientists suggest that a special kind of sand worms is responsible to shape the surface of the “wart” like this.
There are several other features similar to the “wart” in that region. The discovery of a wide collection of features perplexes researchers to a great extent. However, scientists hope that close examination of the images will reveal some significant clues about the origin of these things.
Earlier, a rock shaped object similar to jelly doughnut was discovered from the Mars. The object that had an appearance of human femur gave birth to lots of questions in the minds of scientists. Later on, researchers realized that it was merely a pareidolia. After a few years of this discovery, NASA’s Curiosity Rover located a ball from the outer layer of the Mars.
Scientists of NASA utilized the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment for this purpose. It is the largest telescope which researchers used specifically in deep space missions.