PIA07477: South Polar Cap
 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 2566 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1033
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07477.tif (1.461 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07477.jpg (709.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

17 March 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows mesas and pits formed by sublimation of carbon dioxide of the south polar cap.

Location near: 85.8S, 351.5W
Image width: ~2 km (~1.2 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-03-17