Sand and Ice

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows an unnamed crater located on the margin of the south polar cap. A very large mound of sand on the crater floor merges with the edge of the polar ice. The dunes in the crater appear different from other crater dunes on Mars due to the influence of ice within the sand.

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Image ID: 
V84231003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-12-09 20:51
Fri, 2021-02-19
256 pixels (17 km)
3792 pixels (255 km)
0.067247 km/pixel
0.0676087 km/pixel


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