MARS ORBITER SENDS A PICTURE FROM MARS

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MARS ORBITER SENDS A PICTURE FROM MARS


In the picture Mars is looking like a cool destination, this picture was recently released by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express Orbiter. The korolev crater formed sometime in Mars’ turbulent past, when other object slammed with northern lowlands of the Mars planet, and leave a scar fifty mile wide and deep. Dust and water ice slowly accumulated, building up into a glacier and filled the hole left behind by long ago collision.

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The European Space Agency calls the crater a “Cold Trap,” where the air moving over the frigid ice is cooled, creating kind of chilly barrier between the ice within the crater and warm parts of the atmosphere.

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