THEMIS: South polar ice cap in summer

Summer at the south pole (THEMIS_IOTD_20190124)THEMIS Image of the Day, January 24, 2019. This VIS image of the south polar cap was taken during the middle of southern hemisphere summer.

The surface is free of frost and the layering that makes up the cap is visible. The layers formed over thousands of years, with the seasonal influx of dust and ice.

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