The European Space Agency (ESA) has released photos of the snow-covered landscape. It’s a site near Mars’ south pole, according to

The photos were taken by the ESA Mars Express orbiter on May 19. At that time, there was also spring in the southern part of Mars.

On December 26, a new year began on Mars, which will last 687 Earth days. Scientists have already established that there are also four seasons on the Red Planet. In winter, Martian frosts can reach -60 degrees Celsius.

In the published photos, “polar layered sediments” are visible. This is water ice and precipitation. Also in the photo there are clouds above the Martian surface.

Earlier, NASA’s Perseverance rover managed to get the first ever recording of the sound of the Martian “dust devil”.