South Polar Cap

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS images shows part of the south polar cap. The cap was created over millions of years with deposition of ice and dust during different seasons, creating the layers seen in this image. This image was collected during summer at the south pole. The south polar cap is called Australe Planum.

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


Image ID: 
V83915006 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-11-13 20:32
Mon, 2020-12-28
512 pixels (8 km)
1824 pixels (29 km)
0.01596 km/pixel
0.0159371 km/pixel


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