See an ice avalanche on Mars

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A photo taken in May by NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows an avalanche of ice falling on the planet.

What they’re hearing: “Every spring the sun shines on the side of the stack of layers at the North Pole of Mars known as the north polar layered deposits. The warmth destabilizes the ice and blocks break loose,” NASA said in an image description.

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