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Painting with Frost

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona2016-12-07

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Subtle variations in color look like brush strokes as the lightly frosted terrain reflects light. These variations provide a backdrop to some exotic features referred to colloquially as "spiders."

The radial channels branching out from a central depression are formed when the seasonal layer of dry ice turns to gas in the spring and erodes the surface, which is a uniquely Martian landform.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21214

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  • Title: Painting with Frost
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
  • Date Created: 2016-12-07
  • Rights: JPL
  • Album: kboggs

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