PIA02152: Broken Plain
 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:  672 x 1176 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1361
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02152.tif (791.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02152.jpg (172.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

2 February 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows polygonally patterned ground on the floor of a trough in the southern hemisphere of Mars. The polygons could be an indicator that ground ice is or was present at this location. The dark streaks were formed by passing dust devils.

Location near: 67.4S, 240.3W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-02-02