Understanding how ‘spiders’ form on Mars’ surface

Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 5:21pm

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For the past 20 years, scientists have been examining mysterious "spiders" on Mars. They're not actual arachnids, but rather dark blobs that branch into spider-like patterns in the Martian soil. It's unlike anything that takes place on Earth. But researchers in England have now found a way to recreate the environment — and the spider-like features. The World's Marco Werman has the details.