THEMIS: Fragments of a climate history book

Southern ice cap layers (THEMIS_IOTD_20170508)THEMIS Image of the Day, May 8, 2017. Today’s VIS image shows layered material near the south polar cap. Such layers contain a detailed, if partial, history of the martian climate. Scientists would love to read this “book,” however fragmentary, both for what it says about Mars and for comparisons with Earth.

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