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Southern polar cap during the evening seen from ground level; dry ice; CO2; terrestrial planet; telluric planet; rocky planet; iron (III) oxide; hematite; regolith - Space Art Illustration
 

Southern polar cap during the evening seen from ground level

The "snow" is mostly frozen carbon dioxide frost with small amounts of water ice. Winter temperatures here can fall as low as - 190 F.

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