PIA05294: Crater Floor Bands
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: 601 x 901 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-634
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Original Caption Released with Image:
12 February 2004
The somewhat concentric bands in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image may be an expression of eroded layered material. The crater in which these occur is found at middle southern latitude near the west rim of the giant Hellas impact basin. The picture is located near 36.6S, 321.2W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left; the image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-12