PIA04172: Layered Slope

Layered Slope


28 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a frost-covered slope in the south polar region of Mars. The layered nature of the terrain in the south polar region is evident in a series of irregular, somewhat stair-stepped bands that run across the image.

Location near : 84.3°S, 27.2°W
Image width : width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : upper left
Season : Southern Spring

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 2005-08-28
Date in Caption 2005-08-28
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04172
Identifier PIA04172