Ultraviolet Mars

The MAVEN spacecraft looks at Mars in ultraviolet light. This false color image was taken in July, 2022 during the southern hemisphere’s summer season when the planet’s axis tilt points its south pole toward the Sun. Argyre Basin, one of planet’s deepest craters, appears at bottom left filled with atmospheric haze (pale pink). The deep canyons of Valles Marineris appear at top left filled with clouds (tan). The southern polar ice cap is visible at bottom in white.

Image Credit: NASA

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