Mars Odyssey: Mars' Northern Hemisphere

  • Released Thursday, July 3rd, 2003
  • Updated Wednesday, May 3rd, 2023 at 1:57PM
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NASA's Mars Odyssey detected water ice in the northern hemisphere. During the winter months, the icy soil is covered by a thick layer of carbon dioxide ('dry ice') frost obscuring the water ice signature.

This animation is match-framed to animation 2779 and animation 2780. Its purpose is to establish a frame of reference using a true color data set. In this case, that data is from Viking.

Video slate image reads "Mars Odyssey: Mars' Northern HemisphereThis is a mosaic of the northern hemisphere of Mars as seen through Viking data

Video slate image reads "Mars Odyssey: Mars' Northern Hemisphere

This is a mosaic of the northern hemisphere of Mars as seen through Viking data

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