PIA07052: North Polar Scene
 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:  1920 x 2688 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-912
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07052.tif (5.148 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07052.jpg (715.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

16 November 2004
This 1.6 meters (~5 feet) per pixel Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a typical north polar scarp and associated dark, windblown sand dunes. Layers of material -- possibly dust and ice -- are exposed by the scarp. The small white patches in the image are remnants of seasonal frost. When this north polar image was acquired in late September 2004, most of the polar frost had sublimed away. This image is located near 85.1N, 210.8W. The scene covers an area approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) across, and is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-11-16