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Ice and dust at Martian north pole
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Ice and dust at Martian north pole

March 3, 2005
Ice and dust at Martian north pole

This image of the Martian north polar ice cap shows layers of water ice and dust for the first time in perspective view. Here we see cliffs which are almost 2 kilometres high, and the dark material in the caldera-like structures and dune fields could be volcanic ash.


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