Winter Is Coming. This is how you can describe in a few words the magical transformation of the Red Planet in the winter time of the Martian year. Yes, the seasons change not only on Earth, so Mars looks different depending on whether it’s summer or winter. The sharply decreasing temperature turns carbon dioxide from the atmosphere into dry ice covering the Martian surface. And the new images from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter show us how beautiful this spectacle is.
Snow-covered Martian dunes, even being photographed from orbit, are fascinating. In places dry ice begins to evaporate, exposing the surface of the planet and creating amazing patterns. We invite you to enjoy this incredible spectacle with us. Agree – not every day you will see, even in sci-fi movies.