NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a slope upon which are exposed some of the layered materials that underlie the south polar cap of Mars.

12 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a slope upon which are exposed some of the layered materials that underlie the south polar cap of Mars. The layers are generally considered to be sediments--perhaps dust--that may have been cemented by water ice.

Location near: 84.1°S, 343.9°W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

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