Posted: June 12, 2018 at 10:09AM



Dust and Frost

Sand dunes in the north polar regions of Mars show light coatings of pale orange dust blown partially across the dark basaltic sand. Around the edges of the dunes, patches of seasonal dry ice remain.

These patches will be gone soon as they sublimate (turn from ice to gas) in the summer sun. Some blocks of ice are visible at the foot of an alcove formed by a sand avalanche down the slipface of the dune.


Dust and FrostSand dunes in the north polar regions of Mars show... https://ift.tt/2MmRkkK