Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Thumbprint Ridges at Planum Australe

While yesterday's VIS image showed a texture of oval depressions (swiss cheese), today's VIS image shows a linear surface texture of the south polar cap. This texture is described as looking like a thumbprint.

Orbit Number: 56378 Latitude: -77.7252 Longitude: 184.825 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2014-08-29 21:37

Photo credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Arizona State University

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