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Scientists unravel the mystery of “Martian spiders” that has puzzled them for years

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Astronomers, recently, have come up with a solution to the mystery of strange shapes, spotted on Mars 20 years ago.

The strange shapes, now known as”Martian spiders,” were spotted in the south pole of the Red Planet 20 years ago.

These forms puzzled scientists for many years, as they did not determine their identity, or the reason for their formation as such strange.

More recently, scientists using a slab of carbon dioxide ice, also known as dry ice, and a machine that simulates the atmosphere on Mars, have succeeded in determining the nature of these forms.

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Astronomers, recently, have come up with a solution to the mystery of strange shapes, spotted on Mars 20 years ago.
The strange shapes, now known as”Martian spiders,” were spotted in the south pole of the Red Planet 20 years ago.
These forms puzzled scientists for many years, as they did not determine their identity, or the reason for their formation as such strange.
More recently, scientists using a slab of carbon dioxide ice, also known as dry ice, and a machine that simulates the atmosphere on Mars, have succeeded in determining the nature of these forms.

“Experiments directly show that the Spider shapes we observe on Mars, can be sculpted through the direct conversion of dry ice from solid to gas,”she added.

The Martian atmosphere contains 95 percent of carbon dioxide, according to NASA, and when the sun’s rays penetrate the ice on the red planet, heating the under layers, the pressure builds up and eventually cracks, leaving gas through the cracks, leaving strange patterns

 

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