PIA06288: Ascraeus Lava Flows
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: 512 x 1098 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-741
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Original Caption Released with Image:

29 May 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows lava flows on the middle west flank of the large martian volcano, Ascraeus Mons. The flows ran downslope from the lower right (southeast) toward upper left (northwest). These flows are located near 11.9N, 105.5W. This December 2003 image 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:
2004-05-29