Image of the Day: Mars' south pole

The European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter took this image of the south pole of Mars, which is actually made up of a whole bunch of (much smaller) pictures of the south pole of Mars, in several different color bands. The white stuff is carbon dioxide ice, and the red stuff is iron oxide regolith, which is a fancy word that we geologists like to use instead of saying "dust and rocks and stuff." Download the full-size version here.

Every day, DVICE selects fresh images, videos and more from the wonderful world of technology. See them all by clicking this link.

Via Slate

For the latest tech stories, follow DVICE on Twitter
at @dvice or find us on Facebook