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

Image Addition Date:
2003-10-04