THEMIS: South polar ice cap layers

South polar ice cap layers (THEMIS_IOTD_20190107)THEMIS Image of the Day, January 7, 2019. Today’s VIS image shows a small part of the south polar cap. The layering of the cap is easy to see.

The layers record the seasonal deposition of dust and ice over the course of 1000′s of years. This image was taken during summer at the pole.

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