PIA04477: Buttes South of Cerberus
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: 540 x 810 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Full-Res TIFF: PIA04477.tif (438.1 kB)
Full-Res JPEG: PIA04477.jpg (62.21 kB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-340, 24 April 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows rocky, dust-mantled buttes in a terrain similar to the Monument Valley of Utah/Arizona, located southwest of the Cerberus region. Boulders the size of large houses have tumbled down into the valleys between the buttes. The picture covers an area about 1.5 km (just under 1 mi) wide near 3.3N, 212.4W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-04-24