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The Ice Cap on Mars's North Pole

Caption: The ice cap on Mars's north pole is primarily composed of water ice and containing a few percent of dust. It has a spiral structure formed by white, ice-covered areas and dark slopes where the layers in the ice cap can be seen

Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS

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