PIA02075: Lineated Valley Floor
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Instrument: Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Product Size: 737 x 1510 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-152
Addition Date: 2000-06-01
Primary Data Set: MGS EDRs
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Original Caption Released with Image:

Valley floors in the middle latitudes, particularly in the "fretted terrain" of northern Arabia Terra (shown here) have curious grooved and pitted surfaces. These features not glaciers and show very little evidence (if any) of flow. Their origin is unknown. MOC image from July 1998.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
2000-06-01