PIA02078: Olympica Fossae
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: 672 x 1125 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-155
Addition Date: 2000-06-01
Primary Data Set: MGS EDRs
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Full-Res JPEG: PIA02078.jpg (124.6 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

The Olympica Fossae are a complex array of deep troughs, channels and streamlined landforms in northern Tharsis. Water, mud, and lava are all thought to have played a role in the formation of these features. MOC image obtained on March 20, 1999.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/MSSS

Image Addition Date:
2000-06-01