On Earth, the coming of Spring is marked with singing birds, bright sun, and the culmination of the college basketball season. On Mars, things are a little quieter. These dunes in the northern polar regions have only a few specks of white ice clinging to them as they warm up in a late Martian spring. Captured by the HiRISE camera aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter a few days ago, its a rare and mesmeric look at the changing seasons on the red planet.
See the full version of the image here. Be warned; it’s a doozy.
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