South Polar Surface

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Having seen "thumbprint" terrain a few days ago, here is a THEMIS VIS image of "swiss cheese" terrain. Sometimes simple terms like these can accurately describe the appearance of a surface, but it does not relate at all to how that surface texture may have formed.

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


Image ID: 
V40660004 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2011-02-13 05:35
Tue, 2011-03-29
1024 pixels (17 km)
3648 pixels (62 km)
0.0171 km/pixel
0.017225 km/pixel


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