Mars Polar Ice Caps

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The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows the polar ice caps seasonal variations.

On Mars’ polar regions, carbon dioxide freezes up to 2 feet thick and during winter 30 % of the carbon dioxide freezes. As the Sun begins to thaw the ice it turns into a gas. The gas release carries dark sand and dust, moving them down the steep sides of the dunes.

 

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