Saturday, January 18, 2014

Olympia Undae

This VIS image shows dunes near the north polar cap of Mars. It is springtime at the north pole and the dunes are starting to lose their frost cover. As the season continues towards summer the dunes will appear darker and darker as the frost sublimates.

Orbit Number: 53076 Latitude: 80.2675 Longitude: 157.439 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-12-01 04:34

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State University

Note: This image is located in Olympia Undae.

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