Animation using Viking true color data. Tilts down to show the martian northern hemisphere.
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.
Data Used: Viking/Images/True Color
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