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North Polar Layers

Red Rover Science Team Caption: "This image is located on the edge of the northern polar ice cap and shows layered terrain which possibly could give us clues about the history of the red planet. This layered terrain could have been formed by the seasonal expansions and contractions of the polar ice cap. The top edge of the ice shows strong evidence of present wind activity."

The picture is a portion of MGS MOC narrow angle image E01-00872. The band of black and white stripes near the center of the picture result from a loss of data during transmission to Earth. The picture, acquired February 14, 2001, is located at 82.1°N, 256.2°W, and is illuminated from the lower left. The high resolution image covers an area approximately 3 km by 9 km (1.9 mi by 5.6 mi) at 3.7 meters (12 feet) per pixel.

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems



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