PIA05443: South Polar Layer Remnants
 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:  836 x 1254 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-646
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05443.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05443.jpg (159.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

24 February 2004
The thin, dark, angular mesas in depressions in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image are remnants of a layer of material that has been largely stripped away from the region. The picture is located in the south polar region near 78.1S, 272.2W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left; the picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-24