PIA04657: Clouds Near Icaria Planum
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: 540 x 810 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-430, 23 July 2003

Like Earth, the martian atmosphere has clouds. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows small, puffy, water ice clouds over a cratered terrain near Icaria Planum. Illuminated by sunlight from the upper left, these small clouds cast shadows on the ground toward the lower right. This center of this image is near 31S, 113W. The picture was taken using MOC's blue wide angle camera.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-07-24