Happy Valentine's Day, from Mars

For three (Martian) years, NASA has been collecting images of heart-shaped features on the Red Planet. Here they are, just in time for Valentine's Day.

Mars is covered in heart-shaped features, NASA has discovered, just in time for Valentine's Day. NASA

Mars loves us. And how do we know? Because it's covered in heart-shaped features that are obviously there to tell us how much we're loved by our red neighbor.

Today, as a special NASA Valentine, the space agency shared a set of photographs of the various Martian hearts, images it gathered over three Martian years, and first published on Valentine's Day 2004.

The imagery was gathered by the Mars Global Surveyor Mars Obiter Camera team.

Among the photographs are hearts located in various Martian mesas and depressions.

The imagery may be more than ten years old, but it's always good to know that our friends in the solar system have a soft place in their hearts for us.

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