PIA08796: Patterned Plains
 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:  601 x 1140 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1596
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08796.tif (686.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08796.jpg (146.7 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

25 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the patterned ground of the cold, martian northern plains. The circular features are the sites of buried impact craters.

Location near: 70.5N, 340.6W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower right
Season: Northern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-09-25