NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows outcrops of south polar layered terrain enhanced by bright patches of carbon dioxide frost.

30 September 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows outcrops of south polar layered terrain. Their appearance in this July 2005 springtime image is enhanced by bright patches of carbon dioxide frost. The frost is left over from the previous southern winter season; by summer, the frost would be gone.

Location near: 84.6°S, 203.5°W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

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