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A Winter Wonderland on Mars

During fall and winter on Mars (Mars has four seasons as we have here on Earth), the carbon dioxide atmosphere gets frozen on the South pole and clings down on the surface, forming amazing sights. The North pole forms water ice that warms and evaporates during spring time.

These images are shot by the HIRISE camera on board the MRO, which is orbiting the Red Planet.

Winter Wonderland on Mars