Mars South Polar Layered Deposits

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

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Remarkable layered deposits covering older, cratered surfaces near Mars' south pole dominate this mosaic of images collected by THEMIS between Nov. 8 and Nov. 26, 2003. The margin of these layered deposits appears to be eroding poleward, exposing a series of layers in the retreating cliff. The mosaic, created from eight VIS images, covers an area more than 325 kilometers (200 miles) long and 100 kilometers (62 miles) wide.

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Wed, 2003-12-10
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