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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Seasonal "blotches" near Mars' south pole: "Inca City"

Filed under pretty pictures, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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Seasonal Each spring, cold jets erupt from beneath a surface layer of carbon dioxide ice. When they erupt into windless conditions, they create surface features informally known as "blotches."


Original image at the HiRISE website

Original image data dated on or about September 24, 2012.

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


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