Dunes on Mars Resemble Starfleet Logos!

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    http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dunes-on-mars-resemble-starfleet-logos/

    The resemblance is uncanny, but no, these aren't Starfleet logos emblazoned on planet Vulcan. Perhaps fittingly, though, this nasa Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter image shows a section of an active dune field on Mars. Strong winds blowing in a single direction resulted in massive piles of basaltic sand about 200 meters wide and 20 meters tall that formed crescent-shaped ?barchan dunes.? The imaging method?infrared shifted color?portrays them with a blue tint, but to the naked eye they would actually appear as neutral gray mounds sitting on the Red Planet's signature colored backdrop.
     
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    I honestly wonder where we stand in the universe with other life forms.
     
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    according to the "hitchhikers guide" we live in the unfashionable part of the galaxy.
     
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    I love how there are no sands sprinkled around the dunes. I mean the basaltic sand must weigh heavy like 6-8lbs for a handful of sand with high ferric content in order to have that shape.
     
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    Humans are still in pre-school, but they are on the cusp of becoming a little more interesting.