Mars Polar Caps

Mars Has Bizarre “Swiss Cheese” Terrain. You can Thank Water, Carbon Dioxide and 500,000 years of Climate History for That

Seen from space, regions of Mars around the south pole have a bizarre, pitted "Swiss cheese" appearance. These formations come…

1 year ago

How Much Carbon Dioxide Snow Falls Every Winter on Mars?

New research hows how changes in the size of the Martian polar ice caps are associated with annual changes in…

3 years ago

Clear Signs of Recent Erosion on Mars

Erosion can take many forms.  Most commonly known is water wearing away the sides of creeks or lakes.  But wind…

3 years ago

Beautiful Image of Ice at Mars’ Northern Polar Cap

A new image from the ESA's Mars Express spacecraft shows how beautiful, and desolate, Mars can appear. It also highlights…

4 years ago

Mars ‘Hide and Seek’ Ice Cap Affected by Winds and Water

[/caption] Mars has permanent ice caps at both poles composed mostly of solid carbon dioxide, and mysteriously, a large portion…

14 years ago