The fog covered some parts of southern Mars during the Martian winter. Some giant volcanoes, such as the Ascraeus Mons, corresponding to the central circle at the top of this image, were surrounded by large clouds of water.
Slightly to the southwest we find Pavonis Mons and Arisa Mons that also stand out above the water clouds. The steep surface that is located in the central part is Labyrinthus Noctis, a maze of depressions that run more than 200 kilometers long. Directly below this labyrinth, a large white dust storm covers Syria Planum, a large plateau.
This photograph was taken by the Mars Global Surveyor orbiting Mars.
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