PIA03680: South Polar Scene
 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 1296 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1346
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03680.tif (872 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03680.jpg (119.8 kB)

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19 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a mid-summer scene in the south polar region of the red planet. The light-toned surface is covered with seasonal frost that, later in the season, would have sublimed away.

Location near: 86.8S, 322.8W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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