PIA04574: Daedalia Lava Flow Margin
 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:  PIA04574.tif (438.1 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04574.jpg (65.57 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-392, 15 June 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the margin of a lava flow near the edge of a scarp in far western Daedalia Planum. A blanket of dust covers the upland (top 1/3 of picture) and the rugged lava flow (lower 2/3 of picture) surfaces. Wind has eroded fine sediment to form triangular tails on top of the ridges of the old lava flow. This image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide near 20.1S, 146.6W. The picture is illuminated from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2003-06-16