28 July 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a view of linear troughs and mesas formed in the frozen carbon dioxide of the martian south polar residual cap. This image, obtained in May 2005, is a reminder that not all of the south polar cap landscapes resemble "swiss cheese."
Location near: 86.7°S, 24.8°W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring