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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."

NASA / JPL / UA

Original image at the HiRISE website

Original image data dated on or about September 24, 2012

 

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