PIA07392: Polar Pits
 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:  768 x 1072 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07392.tif (582.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07392.jpg (173 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

25 February 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows pits formed by sublimation in the frozen carbon dioxide of the martian south polar residual cap.

Location near: 87.0S, 108.1W
Image width: ~1 km (~0.6 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-02-25