PIA07354: Polar Polygons
 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 1559 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1001
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07354.tif (1.598 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07354.jpg (419.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

13 February 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows polygons formed in ice-rich material in the north polar region of Mars. The bright surfaces in this image are covered by a thin water ice frost.

Location near: 79.8N, 344.8W
Image width: ~1.5 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-02-13