NASA Now Releases The Stunning Image Of Snow-Packed Dunes On Mars

Written By : Saicharan Palakurthi

With an untiring beauty and wonders within, there’s no way to conclude that we are well aware of our Solar system. Despite the unparallel progress and the availability of fore-running technology, we discovered many interesting things from the advent of International Space Agency NASA.

Out of many of those discoveries, ‘Mars’ stands as one of the most interesting subjects all the way. From the very beginning, there are a plethora of theories on the availability of water and oxygen on this nearby Red-planet.

snow dunes on mars


Now after much time, NASA has released a stunning picture of dunes on the surface of Mars with snow and ice on ridges. It was spring in the Northern hemisphere when this image was taken by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, read NASA’s statement.

It is observed that over the winter, snow, and ice inexorably covered the dunes. But unlike on Earth, this snow and ice is carbon dioxide, which we most of the time called ‘Dry Ice’.

Experts claim that when the sun starts shining on it in the spring, the ice on the smooth surface of the dune cracks and escaping gas carries dark sand out from the dune below, often creating beautiful patterns as it is seen in this picture which is captured by NASA in May, and released now on Thursday.

mars snow dunes

If we deeply look into the picture, we can acknowledge that on the rough surface between the dunes, frost is trapped behind small sheltered ridges.

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