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north polar layered deposits Layers of Deposits
NASA's newest Mars spacecraft, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, is providing highly detailed images of the Martian surface, thanks to its high-resolution camera.

Layers of ice-rich deposits near the north pole can be seen in this this false-color view. Observed variations in the layers' thickness and composition will yield information about recent climate cycles on the red planet.

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  Jet Propulsion Laboratory
   California Institute of Technology