PIA05527: Olympian Lava Channels
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: MOC2-651
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Original Caption Released with Image:
29 February 2004
Flowing lava can make leveed channels--that is, channels with raised-rimmed walls. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an example from the lower north flank of the giant volcano, Olympus Mons. The channels today are filled with a blanket of dust. The image is located near 23.0N, 135.9W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left; the picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-29