PIA06696: South Polar Terrain
 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 2440 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-792
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06696.tif (2.501 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06696.jpg (386.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

19 July 2004
This full-resolution (1.5 meters, 5 feet, per pixel) Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows mesa tops and depressions formed in layered carbon dioxide ice in the south polar residual cap. The image is located near 87.0S, 341.9W, and covers an area about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-07-19