South Polar Cap

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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 just risen on the cap as winter has transitioned into spring. The cap was created over millions of years with deposition of ice and dust during different seasons. The south polar cap is called Australe Planum.

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


Image ID: 
V89387001 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-02-07 09:52
Tue, 2022-05-31
1024 pixels (12 km)
3648 pixels (44 km)
0.012139 km/pixel
0.0121001 km/pixel


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