PIA08658: Dark Spots
 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:  604 x 460 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08658.tif (278.4 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08658.jpg (51.55 kB)

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Dark spots (left) and 'fans' appear to scribble dusty hieroglyphics on top of the Martian south polar cap in two high-resolution Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Orbiter Camera images taken in southern spring. Each image is about 3-kilometers wide (2-miles).

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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