Saturday , July 2 2022

A skate ride out of this world: here's how Mars crater looks


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And crater Korolev is 82km in diameter And in its low depression he holds a disk of ice that is shown in the images of the Camera Stereo Camera (HRSC) of Mars Express, the EEA mission.

The photo was published last Thursday with five "strip" caught in different orbits and combined to form a single image. In the shots, you can see it's about crater has to keep it well covered in snow and filled with ice.

Having located in the northern lowlands of Mars, the crater is depressed to the south of Olympia Undae, a mainland of dune dunes that surrounds part of the north of the red-colored pole.

But how did the eternal ice have formed inside the crater? For a "cold trap" that forms at the bottom of 2-kilometer depression. The edge on the edge keeps the temperature low enough that does not disappear.

Photos date from April 28, 2018.

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