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 (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
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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