The Grand Canyon in northern Mars has polar ice cap

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Polar ice cap of Mars – Image Credit: NASA / JPL / Arizona State University, R. Luk

The study of the Red Planet (Mars) and its potential discoveries are the focus in much of the scientific community. The discovery of water in liquid and solid state are substantial evidence that extend the possibility of finding a form of micro organism that finds evolved from organic matter, fulfilling the biochemical principles that gave the great biodiversity or forms of life on earth.

A recent discovery found that the Martian planet (Mars) has bright polar icecaps are easily visible from telescopes on Earth. The ice sheet with carbon dioxide and the phenomenon of the Martian snow are used by analysis and collection of images by satellite and telescope to determine the forward or reverse the poles during the Martian year.

In the picture we see a perspective of Chasma Boreale simulated 3D, a stunning canyon that has a length of at least 570 kilometers (350 miles) in the north polar cap of the surface of the red planet (Mars). With the data obtained by the THEMIS instrument on the Mars Odyssey spacecraft NASA could create this stunning image showing how the great walls of Martian canyon rise to about 1,400 meters (4,600 feet) above the floor of Chasma Boreale .

 

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