(WHDH) — The “Red Planet” may need a new nickname after a recently released image from NASA shows a blue area on Mars.
The image shows a crater, which officials say is about 16-meters wide, surrounded by blue on the planet’s surface.
A scientist from the University of Arizona says the blue might come from water ice.
However, a scientist from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter says the blue could just be an optical illusion.
The crater is believed to have formed sometime between September 2016 and February 2019.
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