Tag Archives: south polar ice cap

Radar gives new info on Mars climate change, polar cap ages

Three-dimensional (3-D) subsurface radar volumes generated from thousands of 2-D radar profiles are revealing new information about the polar regions of Mars, including more accurate mapping of CO2 and water ices, the discovery of buried impact craters, and new elevation … Continue reading

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HiRISE: South residual polar cap monitoring

Spooky — The wonderfully strange landscape of the South Polar region. Beautiful Mars series.

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HiRISE: Patterns unique, yet familiar

This close-up image gives the impression of looking like bacterial cells and their internal structures which travel and split in the process of life. These features are fractal in nature: the same image is preserved through different scales, with the … Continue reading

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HiRISE: 500-Meter circular feature

500-Meter circular feature or possible crater. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Argentea Planum in false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 27, 2017. Today’s false color image shows part of Argentea Planum near the south polar cap. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Southern ice cap edge & Argentea Planum

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 25, 2017. Today’s false color image shows the edge of the polar cap and Argentea Planum. The THEMIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Spider terrain

Spider terrain. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Southern ice cap layers

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 30, 2017. Do you see what I see? Looks like a plank of wood, with a beautiful grain to it. (THEMIS Art #137) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Frost and south polar trough layers

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 26, 2017. Do you see what I see? Don’t be afraid, but it looks like a ghost! (THEMIS Art #133) More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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THEMIS: Late summer scarps and textures

THEMIS Image of the Day, June 12, 2017. This VIS image shows more of the variety of textures on the south polar cap, as southern summer winds to its close. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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