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The Bruce Murray Space Image Library

Seasonal fans near Mars' south pole: "Ithaca"

Filed under pretty pictures, Mars, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

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

NASA / JPL / UA

Original image at the HiRISE website

Original image data dated on or about November 29, 2010

 

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