The HiRISE camera on board the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter captured this look at the spectacular patterns created by wind-blown material on the south polar ice cap of Mars. The area shown is about a kilometer across.
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A sea of dark dunes, sculpted by the wind into long lines, surrounds the northern polar cap. The false-color image records areas with cooler temperatures in bluer tints, while warmer features safe depicted in yellows and oranges.
Pismis located at the core of small open star cluster Pismis can be seen in this image provided by NASA and ESA. The star cluster Pismis 24 lies in the core of the large emission nebula NGC 6357 that extends on the arm of the Sagittarius constellation.
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