PIA04112: Polygon-Cracked 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:  1024 x 2514 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1159
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04112.tif (2.577 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04112.jpg (538.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

21 July 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a polygon-cracked plain in the south polar region of Mars. When this picture was acquired in April 2005, the surface was covered with seasonal carbon dioxide frost. Dark spots and streaks indicate areas where the frost had begun to change and sublime away.

Location near: 86.8S, 300.5W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-07-21