PIA07505: Mars at Ls 176: North Polar Region
 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:  640 x 640 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1045
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07505.tif (1.233 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07505.jpg (32.65 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

29 March 2005
This picture is a composite of Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) daily global images acquired at Ls 176 during a previous Mars year. This month, Mars looks similar, as Ls 176 occurred in mid-March 2005. The picture shows the north polar region of Mars. Over the course of the month, additional faces of Mars as it appears at this time of year are being posted for MOC Picture of the Day. Ls, solar longitude, is a measure of the time of year on Mars. Mars travels 360 around the Sun in 1 Mars year. The year begins at Ls 0, the start of northern spring and southern autumn.

Season: Northern Summer/Southern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-03-29