On the NASA spacecraft, strange shapes were found on the surface of Mars, very similar to the Starfleet logo from the Star Trek science fiction series.
Mars reconnaissance orbiter (MRO) captured a series of chevron-style contours on the surface of a red planet.
This intriguing discovery was demonstrated by the MRO HiRISE (High Resolution Visualization Experiment Science) team at the University of Arizona.
By posting the image on Twitter, Mars watchers said: "Adventurous viewers will find that these features are noticeably similar to the famous logo."
But before the diehard Trekks go into warp speed, scientists say that any similarity is purely random, not a trademark from Captain Kirk and the Star Ship team.
The HiRISE team says that the mysterious landscape, found in the southeastern region of Hella Plantia of the cold, desert world, was actually created by wind, lava and dunes.
Starting from the big crescent-shaped dunes, at some point an eruption occurred, and they became landlocked when the current lava hardened.
When the wind blew over the outcrops of the island, the sand was eventually blown away, leaving behind “footprints” or “casts of dunes” on the lava plain.
MRO has been exploring Mars from orbit since 2006, taking some of the most detailed images of its surface.