Circling the planet for a number of years now is a thing called Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which is equipped with something named the HiRISE camera. It is this piece of equipment that made possible over 70,000 images being sent back to Earth, showing Mars in all its glory.
Now, Mars being a completely alien place and all, its features lack any real significance to us mortals. But our brains can’t allow that, so we get forced into seeing things rooted in our life experiences, or even imagination.
Take the pic we have here, for instance, captured back in May 2020 from an altitude of 285 km (177 miles). It officially shows a portion of the Nilosyrtis Mensae region of the planet, a fretted piece of terrain that comprises a vast number of Martian-specific features, including mesas, cliffs, and flat valleys, but also minerals of various types, including clays that need water to form.
Here, we get most of those features, but also “plenty of evidence of fluvial and volcanic processes, tectonic faulting, and erosion in this region.”
Unofficially, and with enough imagination, it seems to be showing a portion of planet Arrakis infested with sandtrout, the creatures that are responsible for the creation of the mighty spice that drives the houses in the Dune universe to wipe each other out.