PIA04551: Apollinaris Patera Surfaces
 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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04551.tif (414.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04551.jpg (62.39 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-378, 1 June 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows rugged, wind-eroded material that once used to completely cover the upper flanks of the martian volcano, Apollinaris Patera. This material; perhaps ancient volcanic ash or more recent, cemented dust, has been partially removed by wind erosion, revealing a smoother surface beneath. This view is located near the summit of the volcano, around 9.3S, 186.1W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-06-02