PIA04767: Pits and Layers
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: 1536 x 2304 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Full-Res TIFF: PIA04767.tif (3.377 MB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA04767.jpg (540.8 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-497, 28 September 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows some of the scarps, mesas, and circular depressions of the south polar residual cap. These landforms are created in material consisting largely of frozen carbon dioxide. Each layer is a record of a past, colder martian climate. This August 2003 picture is located near 86.9S, 342.8W, and covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) across. The scene is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-09-29