PIA03923: Mars at Ls 211: South Polar Region
 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:  640 x 640 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1108
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03923.tif (411.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03923.jpg (33.48 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

31 May 2005
This picture is a composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) daily global images acquired at Ls 211 during a previous Mars year. This month, Mars looks similar, as Ls 211 occurred in mid-May 2005. The picture shows the south polar region of Mars. Over the course of the month, additional faces of Mars as it appears at this time of year are being posted for MOC Picture of the Day. Ls, solar longitude, is a measure of the time of year on Mars. Mars travels 360 around the Sun in 1 Mars year. The year begins at Ls 0, the start of northern spring and southern autumn.

Season: Northern Autumn/Southern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-05-31