Spidery black objects on Mars surface raise speculation | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News

Spidery black objects on Mars surface raise speculation | The Sideshow – Yahoo! News.

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Scientists are trying to identify the strange black “spidery” objects in these images

Someone alert Ziggy Stardust, there appear to be spiders on Mars.

Strange, black objects seen from 200 miles above the surface of Mars are generating interest and speculation that the unidentified objects could be anything from geysers to sunbathing colonies of microorganisms.

NPR compares several photos of the objects, including one taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Jan. 27, which appears to show, “little black flecks dotting the ridges, mostly on the sunny side, like sunbathing spiders sitting in rows.”
The objects were first spotted in 1998. Interestingly, they appear when the surface of Mars begins to warm, appearing in the same location most of the time. And then, when the Martian winter approaches, they disappear with the same precise regularity. The images have been brought into greater detail by Michael Benson, in his book “Planetfall: New Solar System Visions.”
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