South Polar Ice

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of the south polar cap. This image was taken near the end of southern summer. The cap was created over millions of years with deposition of ice and dust during different seasons, creating layers. The ice surface contains several different textures which can be seen in this image. The south polar cap is called Australe Planum.

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


Image ID: 
V93106011 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-12-10 15:13
Fri, 2023-03-03
512 pixels (4 km)
7584 pixels (71 km)
0.009441 km/pixel
0.00966146 km/pixel


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