A Winter Wonderland on Mars

A Winter Wonderland on Mars

Fall and winter temperatures bring changes to Mars as the carbon dioxide atmosphere turns to dry ice frost that clings to the surface. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used its powerful cameras and spectrometers to capture detailed pictures and measurements of wintry scenes of nature's beauty at work on the Red Planet.



  • A Winter Wonderland on MarsFall and winter temperatures bring changes to Mars as the carbon dioxide atmosphere turns to dry ice frost that clings to the surface. The Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter used its powerful cameras and spectrometers to capture detailed pictures and measurements of wintry scenes of nature's beauty at work on the Red Planet.