Springtime at Marsâ€™ south pole
June 9, 2011
Buried ice deposits in the south polar region of Mars, close to Ulyxis Rupes at about 72Â°S/162Â°E. The image was obtained by Mars Express on 15 January 2011 during orbit 8995 using the High Resolution Stereo Camera. South is to the left, north is to the right.
Topics: Environment, Astronomy, Spacecraft, Space exploration, Planum Boreum, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, Planetary geology, Mars