PIA03649: Polar Features
 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 2928 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1314
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03649.tif (6.003 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03649.jpg (1.596 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

17 December 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a frost-covered surface in the south polar region. The substrate beneath the frost is cracked, and seasonal frost surrounding each crack has begun to sublime away, creating a distinct pattern of dark streaks in this September 2005 scene.

Location near: 85.3S, 288.4W
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:
2005-12-17