Mars Global Surveyor Mission Reveals Precarious Terrain

Now in its extended mission, the Mars Global Surveyor is revealing intriguing features of our neighbor as a planet once veiled by enormous dust storms. The latest images also reveal that Mars’ northern pole may hold only half as much water in its ice cap than previously thought, along with unusual geologic features that tell of their age and the planet’s wind patterns. The Surveyor or MGS as it is called continues to add to its photo archive of over 93,000 images of the Red Planet.