THEMIS: Pages from the south polar climate history book

Pages from the south polar history book (THEMIS_IOTD_20170222)THEMIS Image of the Day, February 22, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows part of the south polar cap. It is now summer in the region and the surface frosts are gone. The layers of ice comprising the cap are now fully visible. Scientists are seeking to use the layers’ thickness and spacing to decipher the history of the martian climate recorded in them.

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