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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Layers in Mars' south polar cap

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Layers in Mars' south polar cap This Mars Odyssey THEMIS VIS image of the defrosting layers of the south polar cap was taken on August 23, 2016. Some of the layers show the characteristic pits known as "swiss cheese" terrain. The image shows a region about 14 kilometers wide.

NASA / JPL-Caltech / ASU

Original image data dated on or about August 23, 2016.

Most NASA images are in the public domain. Reuse of this image is governed by NASA's image use policy.


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