PIA05444: Gullied Martian Slope
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: 672 x 1008 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-647
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Original Caption Released with Image:
25 February 2004
Gullies cut material that mantles the slopes of a deep pit within a crater in Noachis Terra near 50.1S, 356.4W in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image. Gully channels seem to originate at layer outcrops in the upper walls of the pit. These may have formed by downslope movement of liquid water mixed with debris in the geologically recent martian past. Similar gullies are found throughout much of the martian middle and high latitudes. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left; the picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-25