PIA04784: Flows of Olympus
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. MOC2-506, 7 October 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a series of dust-covered, overlapping lava flows on the lower southeast flank of the giant martian volcano, Olympus Mons. Leveed channels are abundant; they were the conduits through which molten lava was transported down the length of each flow. This picture is located near 14.3N, 132.3W, and covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. The image is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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