Mysterious Mars ‘Cookie’ Formation On Planet's Surface Is Latest Bizarre Martian Find [PHOTO]

December 8, 2014 10:04 PM

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Mysterious Mars ‘Cookie’ Formation On Planet's Surface Is Latest Bizarre Martian Find [PHOTO]

“Cookie,” “brain” and “deformed waffle” are the words used to describe a mysterious formation on the surface of Mars that appeared in a photograph released last week by NASA. The strange landform is circular with raised ridges running through its center. Scientists said it measures roughly 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) wide.

Rather than being the product of some giant Martian bakery, the cookie-like formation was likely the result of ancient volcanic activity, according to researchers with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. The feature was discovered in the planet’s Athabasca region, the site of some of Mar...

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