This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows several different surface textures in the South Polar ice.

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There are several different surface textures in the South Polar ice. The surface in this image with the round/semi round depressions is informally called swiss cheese.

Orbit Number: 74312 Latitude: -86.9779 Longitude: 29.0233 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-09-15 02:05

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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