PIA03680: South Polar Scene

South Polar Scene


19 January 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a mid-summer scene in the south polar region of the red planet. The light-toned surface is covered with seasonal frost that, later in the season, would have sublimed away.

Location near : 86.8°S, 322.8°W
Image width : ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : upper left
Season : Southern Summer

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Mars
System Mars
Target Type Planet
Mission Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Instrument Host Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Extra Keywords Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2006-01-19
Date in Caption 2006-01-19
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA03680
Identifier PIA03680