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

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