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Defrosting Terrain
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Defrosting Terrain

December 2, 2005

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a south polar scene, covered by bright, seasonal, carbon dioxide frost. The dark patches are areas where the frost has begun to sublime away.

Location near: 80.0°S, 334.0°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: upper left

Season: Southern Spring



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