PIA05020: Gullies in Galle
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: 836 x 1254 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-585
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Original Caption Released with Image:

25 December 2003
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies carved into a slope in southern Galle Crater, east of Argyre Planitia. These may have been carved by a liquid such as water. The slopes are part of the inner ring of rocky mountains uplifted by the asteroid or comet impact that formed Galle Crater. The crater is extremely ancient; the gullies are much more recent landforms. The picture is located near 51.8S, 31.2W, and covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-08