PIA04775: Mesas and Troughs
 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:  512 x 768 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04775.tif (393.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04775.jpg (72.97 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-501, 2 October 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a grouping of mesas created by pitting and erosion of a layered material north of Apollinaris Patera near 1.7S, 187.0W. The terrain is mantled by dust and the troughs between the mesas exhibit large, ripple-like, windblown bedforms. The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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