At the Edge

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image is located along the edge of the north polar cap. The ice of the cap covers most of the image, with only the upper 1/4 of the image showing the ice free plains. Dunes cover most of the plains and are 'climbing' up onto the cap. This region of dunes in near Olympia Undae, the immense sand sea that surrounds part of the polar cap.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V80094011 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-01-04 06:40
Tue, 2020-03-17
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017759 km/pixel
0.0179867 km/pixel


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