A Layered Butte Near The Martian South Pole - SpaceRef

2021-12-30 19:59:26 By : Mr. Mark li

A Layered Butte Near The Martian South Pole

Based on a Context Camera image, the rationale for this observation is to get a closer look at this layered butte.

But there are also lots of dark spots on the surface, as well as the formation of small, branching channels that we often dub "spiders" all of which are formed when the underlying carbon dioxide ice transforms directly from a solid state to a gaseous one (sublimation).

ID: ESP_065200_0995 date: 23 June 2020 altitude: 247 km


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