PIA07338: Winter Frost and Fog
 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:  437 x 668 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-993
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07338.tif (292.4 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07338.jpg (44.64 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This somewhat oblique blue wide angle Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the 174 km (~108 mi) diameter crater, Terby, and its vicinity in December 2004. Located north of Hellas, this region can be covered with seasonal frost and ground-hugging fog, even in the afternoon, despite being north of 30S. The subtle, wavy pattern is a manifestation of fog.

Location near: 28S, 286W
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-02-05