NASA spots Pac-Man shaped crater on Mars

Science News, International, (Washington DC), May 19:- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and HiRise team from the University of Arizona have shared an image of a newly spotted crater on the Red Planet.

The unusually shaped crater looks like Pac-Man from the popular video arcade game from the 1980s.

The Pac-Man shaped crater has been captured using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) in mid-March, Cnet reported.

The image shows the impact crater with a crescent-shaped barchan sand dune inside. While Barchan dunes are common on Mars, the newly spotted crater has a rare configuration and over the next few tens of thousands of years, the sand will be blown out of the crater.

-(NAV, Inputs: Agencies)

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