19 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows layered material exposed by erosion in the south polar region of Mars. At the time the image was acquired, the surface was covered with seasonal carbon dioxide frost. Dark spots and streaks indicate areas where the annual springtime defrosting process was underway.
Location near: 82.7°S, 112.1°W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring