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Mysterious stripes spotted over Russia in satellite images — and NASA is perplexed – Space.com

Scientists can’t agree on why these hills in the Russian Arctic ripple with stripes.

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Near the Markha River in Arctic
Siberia, the earth ripples in ways that scientists don’t fully understand.
Earlier this week, NASA researchers posted a series of satellite images of the peculiar wrinkled landscape to the agency’sEarth Observatory website
. Taken with the Landsat 8 satellite over several years, the photos show the land on both sides of the Markha River rippling with alternating dark and light stripes. The puzzling effect is visible in all four seasons, but it is most pronounced…

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