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South Polar Monitor - Viking 2

South Polar Monitor - Viking 2

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NASA / JPL / USGS / Justin Cowart

South Polar Monitor - Viking 2
Viking Orbiter 2 image of the southern polar plains and polar ice cap, taken as part of a regular climate monitoring program. This image was taken late in the southern summer, when the polar cap had reached its minimum extent for the year. A faint veil of water ice clouds is visible in the lower right corner over the southern polar icecap. This image was taken by Viking 2 on August 11, 1977, during Viking Orbiter 2's 356th orbit of Mars.

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. For uses not allowed by that license, contact us to request publication permission from the copyright holder: Justin Cowart

Original image data dated on or about August 11, 1977

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