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Mile-deep Korolev crater on Mars is filled with ice, year-round

The image of the Korolev Crater sent back to Earth from the ESA's Mars Express orbiter on Thursday comes at an appropriate time, seeing as it's the start of the Winter Solstice. The mile-deep crater is filled with pristine ice, year-round.
 

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This image from ESA’s Mars Express shows Korolev crater  an 82-kilometre-across feature found in t...
This image from ESA’s Mars Express shows Korolev crater, an 82-kilometre-across feature found in the northern lowlands of Mars.
ESA/DLR/FU Berlin
Lower parts of the surface of Korolev Crater are shown in blues and purples  while higher-altitude r...
Lower parts of the surface of Korolev Crater are shown in blues and purples, while higher-altitude regions show up in whites, browns, and reds, as indicated on the scale to the top right. The crater’s thick deposit of ice can be seen at the centre of the frame. Image date: November 12, 2018.
ESA/DLR/FU Berlin
NASA/JLP Image from November 17  2010 showing Korolev Crater on mars.
NASA/JLP Image from November 17, 2010 showing Korolev Crater on mars.
NASA

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