PIA15096: Fresh Crater Revealing Buried Ice
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: HiRISE
Product Size: 923 x 690 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Arizona/HiRise-LPL
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Recent small craters discovered by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter expose buried ice in the middle latitudes of Mars. This ice is a record of past climate change. Not stable today, it was deposited during a period of different obliquity, or tilt, of the planet's axis.

This image is one product from HiRISE observation ESP_011337_2360 . Other image products from this observation are available at http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/ESP_011337_2360. (Image: ESP_011337_2360; (Reference: Byrne et al., 2009).

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona

Image Addition Date:
2011-11-21