Monday, January 5, 2015

Mars Got Some Snowy Frost, Too

Posted By on Mon, Jan 5, 2015 at 11:45 AM

Tucson wasn't the only place that had a nice, white frosting in recent days. The UA's HiRISE camera, aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, snapped this gorgeous photo of the frost melting in a Martian gully a few weeks ago. HiRISE researchers note: "At this time of year only south-facing slopes retain the frost, while the north-facing slopes have melted. Gullies are not the only active geologic process going on here. A small crater is visible at the bottom of the slope.

More from HiRISE here.


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