Photo: Scientists are trying to identify the strange black spidery objects in these images. (Michael Benson/NASA/JPL/University)
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 presents several photos of the objects, including one taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter on Jan. 27, 2010, that appears to show “little black flecks dotting the ridges, mostly on the sunny side, like sunbathing spiders sitting in rows.” . . . Read Complete Report