PIA04145: Polar Layers
 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 1248 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1181
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04145.tif (839.7 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04145.jpg (100.1 kB)

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12 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a slope upon which are exposed some of the layered materials that underlie the south polar cap of Mars. The layers are generally considered to be sediments--perhaps dust--that may have been cemented by water ice.

Location near: 84.1S, 343.9W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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