PIA05701: South 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:  2048 x 3072 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-678
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05701.tif (6.161 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05701.jpg (1.721 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

27 March 2004
This 1.5 meter per pixel (5 ft./pixel) Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows south polar layers exposed on the slopes of a mesa near 74.2S, 244.6W. These layers were once more extensive across the region, today only this and a few other remnants remain. The dark streaks were created by spring and summer dust devils that swept across the layered mesa with little regard to the changes in topography. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-27