south-polar


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at or near the south pole

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The close flybys in 2008 have all occurred at very high inclination, so Cassini could swoop in from above the north pole, shoot just above the surface somewhere in the southern hemisphere, and catch outbound views staring straight down onto the enigmatic south-polar terrain, flying more or less through the plume itself.
Just 2 months ago, Mars loomed high in the sky, its ruddy countenance so close that anyone with a backyard telescope could make out the planet's white south-polar cap and a central smudge known as Syrtis Major.
The new survey also found highly polarized signals from the south-polar region, but they came from both permanently dark regions and sunlit areas that cannot sustain ice for long periods.
The Red Planet's south-polar region may contain an expanse of ice just beneath its surface, according to data gathered by the Mars Odyssey spacecraft, which began mapping the planet late last month.
So they plan to smash the spacecraft into one of the permanently shadowed south-polar regions where deposits of ice are thought to exist.
But this value might match or even exceed the northern cap's volume if the entire south-polar plateau is included (assuming it is mostly buried ice).