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Close-up of ice and dust at Martian north pole
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Close-up of ice and dust at Martian north pole

March 3, 2005
Close-up of ice and dust at Martian north pole

This close-up view 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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