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Seasonal fans near Mars' south pole: "Ithaca"

Seasonal fans near Mars' south pole:

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Seasonal fans near Mars' south pole: "Ithaca"
When cold jets erupt from underneath polar carbon dioxide ice into a breeze, they spread out into distinctive fan shapes.

Original image at the HiRISE website

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Original image data dated on or about November 29, 2010

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