NASA Spots Starfleet Logo in Dune Footprint on Mars #ScienceIsSoCool

The NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) HiRise camera team at the University of Arizona on Wednesday caught and highlighted a Martian sand dune formation that looks suspiciously like the Starfleet logo from Star Trek.

“Enterprising viewers will make the discovery that these features look conspicuously like a famous logo,” the team quipped.

“These are also called ‘dune casts’ and record the presence of dunes that were surrounded by lava,” planetary scientist Ross Beyer explained

Beyer made sure to point out the resemblance to the Star Trek logo is “only a coincidence.” There is no credible evidence of Star Trek fans having reached the surface of Mars. Yet.

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