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


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

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Original image data dated on or about September 24, 2012

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