Under Ice Volcano
Date:May 3 2016
Height: 8 in
Width: 8 in
Note: Frame Dimensions: 14" x 15"
This graphic from Mars Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter illustrates where Mars mineral-mapping from orbit has detected minerals that can indicate where a volcano erupted beneath an ice sheet. The site is far from any ice sheet on modern Mars, in an area where unusual shapes have been interpreted as a possible result of volcanism under ice.