PIA05528: Knob in Propontis
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 902 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-652
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Original Caption Released with Image:
1 March 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a rounded hill, or knob, in the Propontis region of Mars near 43.7N, 189.1W. This knob is a remnant of a former terrain, perhaps the remains of an old crater rim, or eroded upland. Dark specks on its surface may be large boulders. Old impact craters are seen in the lower third (southern third) of the image. The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-01