PIA02057: South Polar Cap Thermal Retreat (TES)
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Product Size: 1836 x 2376 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Arizona State University
Addition Date: 1999-06-23
Primary Data Set: MGS EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

The seasonal change of the south polar ice cap over a four-month period is mapped by color-coding the variation in 25-micron wavelength brightness temperatures.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU

Image Addition Date:
1999-06-23