PIA08076: Incomplete Puzzle
 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 1926 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1433
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08076.tif (1.974 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08076.jpg (249.6 kB)

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15 April 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a mid-summer view of a portion of the south polar residual cap of Mars. The large, relatively flat-lying, puzzle-like pieces in this scene are mesas composed largely of solid carbon dioxide.

Location near: 85.5S, 76.8W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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