Pictures of Mars show how dry ice and water form the surface of a “sculpted” planet.
This image seems to show how frozen water ice in Martian soil divides the ground of the Red Planet into “polygons”.
Thanks to the high-resolution imaging experiment (HiRISE) camera onboard NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, we have seen a unique development on the surface of Mars.
A photo taken on March 30, this year, shows that the Martian soil is covered like white zigzag lines, with some bluish spots in between.
Researchers at the University of Arizona’s Moon and Planetary Research Institute (research center responsible for the construction and operation of HiRISE) said that “dividing the ground into polygons” is “both water and dry” and freezes in the soil of the planet. The statement explains that it is water ice. Ice plays a major role in carving the surface of Mars at high latitudes. “
HiPOD: Spring fan and polygon
Spring activity is visible as a layer of translucent dry ice that coats the surface develops vents to allow gas to escape. The gas carries fine particles of material from the surface and further erodes the channels. https://t.co/k5QQy4P0ij pic.twitter.com/J1loOpaJsH
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“Spring activity is visible as the translucent layer of dry ice that covers the surface develops vents for gas to escape,” the research team details. “The gas carries fine particles of material from the surface and further erodes the channels. The particles fall to the surface with dark fan-shaped deposits. Occasionally, dark particles sink into dry ice and where the fan first deposits. A bright trace remains. “
Researchers also said, “Often the vents close and then reopen, so two or more fans are coming from the same place, but pointing in different directions as the wind changes. I understand. “
https://sputniknews.com/20220626/new-photo-of-mars-shows-how-dry-ice–water-sculpt-planets-surface-1096682653.html Pictures of Mars show how dry ice and water form the surface of a “sculpted” planet.