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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1109
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03924.tif (594.5 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03924.jpg (84.29 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

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

Image Addition Date:
2005-06-01