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NASA Just Found Stark Trek's 'Starfleet' Insignia On Surface of Mars

NASA's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment recently found a Star Trek reference on the surface of the red planet - The Starfleet logo.

Raka Mukherjee | News18.com@RakaMukherjeee

Updated:June 17, 2019, 9:33 AM IST
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NASA Just Found Stark Trek's 'Starfleet' Insignia On Surface of Mars
NASA's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment recently found a Star Trek reference on the surface of the red planet - The Starfleet logo.
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Space is a vast, vast place and contains multitudes.

While the debate whether aliens exist and an entire space-race other than humans exist is always there, what are the odds that they watch the same shows as us? Specifically, Star Trek?

Star Trek, the original series, which in September of 1966 certainly left a mark on its fans, but it seems to have left a mark on Mars too!

NASA's High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment recently found a Star Trek reference on the surface of the red planet - The Starfleet logo.

NASA also offers an explanation behind the shape: "There were large crescent-shaped (barchan) dunes that moved across this area, and at some point, there was an eruption. The lava flowed out over the plain and around the dunes, but not over them. The lava solidified, but these dunes still stuck up like islands. However, they were still just dunes, and the wind continued to blow. Eventually, the sand piles that were the dunes migrated away, leaving these "footprints" in the lava plain. These are also called "dune casts" and record the presence of dunes that were surrounded by lava."

While NASA's scientists have passed this off as a simple coincidence, Star Trek fans believe differently.

William Shatner, who played Captain James T. Kirk on Star Trek, used this opportunity challenge the Star Wars franchise.

And Star Wars, responded.

And then followed a Star Trek vs Star wars intergalactic battle.

While the debate doesn't end in a conclusion, the question remains - do Martians also enjoy our TV shows based in space?

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