We're all too familiar with the snows, icy terrains, and bone-chilling cold of winter on Earth, but what does it look like on Mars? A new 3D image lets you see what it would be like to experience the frostiest season on the red planet.

The ESA snagged these images of the Hooke crater in Mars on a cold winter day. Much like on Earth, you can see a blue-tinged frost spotting the landscape, but unlike on Earth that ice isn't made of water. It's carbon dioxide frost.


The carbon dioxide frost particularly accumulates in areas that are shaded from the sun by the craters uneven topography, as you can see here:

If you happen to have saved an old pair of 3D glasses, you can also look upon that same wintry scene, as though you were standing in front of it:


Images: ESA