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 (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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Original Caption Released with Image:

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

Image Addition Date:
2006-08-16