PIA05794: Buttes in Memnonia
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: MOC2-702
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20 April 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows three small buttes in the Memnonia Sulci region of Mars near 10.5S, 176.1W. The buttes are remnants of formerly more extensive layered rock that once covered the region. The larger butte has several dark slope streaks formed by downslope movement (landsliding/avalanching) of dust. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left.

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NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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