It's A White Christmas...On Mars!

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European Space Agency

The Mars Express spacecraft that has been exploring the red planet since 2003 has recently sent some winter wonderland photos, as shared by the European Space Agency.

Named the Korolev crater, this icy landmark is fifty miles wide and it's located in the northern lowlands of Mars, south of Olympia Unidae, a series of sand dunes that circles Mars's polar ice cap. It's characterized by its giant mound of ice, which is nearly six feet thick all year round.

It looks out of this world!