PIA05696: Lycus Sulci Slope Streaks
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: 541 x 811 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-672
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Original Caption Released with Image:
21 March 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark slope streaks on ridges in the Lycus Sulci region, north of the Olympus Mons volcano. Slope streaks form in the dry, dust-mantled regions of Mars. The darker streaks formed more recently than lighter ones, perhaps within the past Mars year or two. These streaks are located near 24.1N, 146.1W. This picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.
Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-03-21