Mars is a planet of many textures. Pictures taken by orbiting spacecraft show us the depth and breadth of the Red Planet’s unusual landscapes that produce concepts of shag carpets and spiders.
The European Space Agency including Roscosmos ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter captured sight of a frosty-looking part of the territory in the area of the planet’s north pole.
The spacecraft’s CaSSIS camera caught a bumpy collection of hills with darker patches showing.
The orbiter carried the view in late May. There’s an intriguing seasonal process on show here. This part of Mars is covered in carbon dioxide ice through the planet’s winter season. At spring, the ice turns into vapor from into the surface.
“Because of the ice cracks, this gas is released violently and carries sand with it, forming the dark patches and streaks noticed in this CaSSIS image,” said ESA in a release on Monday.
Whereas this section of the planet may look delectable, do not bother packing an ice cream scoop if you book your trip to Mars. We’ll most likely stick with the warmer areas of the planet once we finally get humans out there for a visit.