PIA02262: South Polar Remnants
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Product Size: 672 x 960 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1384
Full-Res TIFF: PIA02262.tif (646 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA02262.jpg (185.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

25 February 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the remains of a once more laterally extensive layer overlying undulating terrain very near the south polar residual cap. Removal of the overlying layer has created "windows" through which are revealed topographic variations in the underlying material, predominantly manifested in the form of ridges which run diagonally, from the southwest (lower left) to the northeast (upper right), across the scene.

Location near: 86.9S, 196.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-02-25