Promethei Planum
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Promethei Planum

May 14, 2011
These area near the Southern ice cap, has an interesting formation. It looks slightly rectangular; perhaps it's a large section of glacial ice. A study of this formation may reveal new knowledge about erosion, and ice formation on Mars!

This area is seasonally covered with a layer of ice. Promethei Planum lies at approximately 76 degrees South and 105 degrees East.

This caption is based on the original science rationale.

Written by: HiRISE Science Team

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