PIA08659: Spider Web Pattern
 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:  601 x 296 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08659.tif (178.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08659.jpg (38.98 kB)

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A delicate pattern, like that of a spider web, appears on top of the Mars residual polar cap, after the seasonal carbon-dioxide ice slab has disappeared. Next spring, these will likely mark the sites of vents when the carbon-dioxide ice cap returns. This Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Orbiter Camera image is about 3-kilometers wide (2-miles).

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NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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