PIA04124: South Polar Variety
 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 2149 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1166
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04124.tif (2.203 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04124.jpg (536.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

28 July 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a view of linear troughs and mesas formed in the frozen carbon dioxide of the martian south polar residual cap. This image, obtained in May 2005, is a reminder that not all of the south polar cap landscapes resemble "swiss cheese."

Location near: 86.7S, 24.8W
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:
2005-07-28