South Polar Texture

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This VIS image of the south polar cap shows a surface with hundreds of circular depressions. This texture is similar in appearance to Swiss cheese. It is caused by solar heating as the Sun appears to track around the horizon during the polar daytime.

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


Image ID: 
V64535004 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2016-07-01 14:50
Fri, 2016-08-26
1024 pixels (4 km)
3648 pixels (15 km)
0.004271 km/pixel
0.00417101 km/pixel


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