South Polar Cap

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image 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 layering seen in the image. This image was taken during the summer season at the south pole. The south polar cap of Mars is called Australe Planum.

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


Image ID: 
V83764007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-11-01 10:09
Mon, 2020-12-21
512 pixels (14 km)
1824 pixels (52 km)
0.028999 km/pixel
0.0292427 km/pixel


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