South Polar Layers

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image shows part of the south polar cap. The cap is comprised of layers of ice and dust deposited over millions of years. The bottom half of the image is part of a polar chasma, revealing the surface beneath the ice cap. This image was collected near the end of summer.

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


Image ID: 
V92237010 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-09-30 01:59
Fri, 2023-01-20
512 pixels (16 km)
1824 pixels (58 km)
0.031924 km/pixel
0.0321782 km/pixel


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