Spring at the South Pole

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of the south polar cap. The sun has only just risen on the south pole. It is the start of the spring season and everything is still covered in frost. As the frost sublimates (changes from solid to gas) different surface features will become apparent.

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


Image ID: 
V81244012 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-04-07 22:16
Wed, 2020-06-17
512 pixels (8 km)
1824 pixels (29 km)
0.01596 km/pixel
0.0160392 km/pixel


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