The table below shows ice at the polar caps of Earth and Mars.
Antarctica from space.
Image courtesy of NASA/JPL
Earth has polar caps at the north and south poles.
image above shows ice at the south pole of the Earth, taken by the Galileo
spacecraft on December 8, 1990. This is the first picture of the whole
continent taken nearly at once from space.
Ice cliffs at the Martian north pole.
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Image courtesy of NASA
Mars also has polar caps at the north and south poles.
above shows a close up of ice at the north pole of Mars taken by the Mariner
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