PIA05702: Layered South Polar Slope
 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 1474 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-679
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05702.tif (991.7 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05702.jpg (256.8 kB)

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28 March 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows layers exposed in the walls of a crater-like form (only partially seen here) in the south polar region. These layers record some of the history of the martian south pole, although deciphering this record will require human or robotic explorers to get a closer view. The layered outcrop is located near 84.6S, 359.6W. 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

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