PIA03924: Channel Near Olympus
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: 656 x 905 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1109
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1 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a small portion of a broad, shallow channel system located on the plains northeast of Olympus Mons. Several similar valley/channel systems occur near Olympus Mons, and all of them are mysterious in terms of the nature of the fluids involved-- Was it water? Lava? Mud?

Location near: 20.8N, 125.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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