PIA03627: South Polar Cap
 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:  2048 x 3154 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1305
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03627.tif (6.466 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03627.jpg (1.559 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

8 December 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows landforms created by sublimation processes on the south polar residual cap of Mars. The bulk of the ice in the south polar residual cap is frozen carbon dioxide.

Location near: 86.6S, 342.2W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-12-08