Polar Textures

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image shows a small portion of Australe Mensa, part of the South Pole of Mars. How these different textures form is still being studied. The central part of the image contains a texture called 'swiss-cheese' because of its holey appearance. Below that is 'thumbprint' texture. 'Swiss-cheese' appears to become 'thumbprint'.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V24548006 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2007-06-27 06:07
Tue, 2007-08-21
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (62 km)
0.017059 km/pixel
0.017183 km/pixel


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