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The residual south polar cap
- Title The residual south polar cap
- Released 22/09/2008 3:45 pm
- Copyright ESA/ Image Courtesy of F. Altieri (IFSI-INAF) and the OMEGA team
This is a mosaic of images taken by the Mars Express’s Visible and Infrared Mineralogical Mapping Spectrometer, OMEGA. It shows the residual south polar cap at the end of northern winter on the Red Planet. The cap appears clearly asymmetric, its centre being displaced by 3° from the geographic pole.