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Polar Cone
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Polar Cone

April 20, 2013
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a cone-shaped hill, perhaps a remnant of a material that was once more laterally extensive across the area, on a textured plain in the Hyperboreus Labyrinthus region in the north polar region of Mars. The hill and its surroundings are covered with a blanket of solid carbon dioxide which imparts a roughly homogeneous-tone to the scene. Despite its shape, the feature is not a volcano; over the past 9 years, the MGS MOC investigation has found no unambiguous evidence for volcanic landforms in the north polar region. MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1519, 10 July 2006

Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems