HiRISE: Spring in Inca City, I-V

ESP_038299_0985A significant event has occurred in Inca City. The layer of seasonal ice has started to develop long cracks. This is visible in the orange-colored band adjacent to the araneiforms. Fans of dust are emerging from long linear cracks. The cracks form when large plates of ice have no easily ruptured weak spots to release the pressure from gas building up underneath, so the ice simply cracks… [More at link]

This is Spring in Inca City V; the others are:  Inca City I, Inca City II, Inca City III, and Inca City IV.

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