12 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a slope upon which are exposed some of the layered materials that underlie the south polar cap of Mars. The layers are generally considered to be sediments--perhaps dust--that may have been cemented by water ice.
Location near: 84.1°S, 343.9°W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring