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A frozen lake photographed on Mars

The European Space Agency (ESA) has published an impressive photo of a perennial glacier lying in the Mars crater of Korolev. The glacier occupies almost the entire bottom of the crater, which is about 84 kilometers in diameter.

It is in what could be called “the freezer”, which allows the ice to remain in the solid state. The picture was made by the Mars Express spacecraft, orbiting the Red Planet.

A beautiful winter wonderland … on #March! This crater filled with water ice was photographed by our Mars Express probe. The Korolev crater is 82km in diameter and lies in the lowlands of the northern Martian hemisphere.

The final image was made from five smaller snapshots, taken with a high-definition camera with a resolution of 12 meters per pixel. ESA shared this photo on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the launch of the Mars Express probe.

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