At first glance, this photograph of the Martian surface appears to have trees sprouting from dunes, but it’s actually just “trails of debris caused by landslides as ice melts in Mars’s spring.” Continue reading for a video that supposedly shows the true color of Mars.

NASA’s Candy Hansen told The Sun: “The streaks are sand, dislodged as ice evaporates, which slide down the dune. At this time of the Martian year the whole scene is covered by CO2 frost.”

[via Telegraph]

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