PIA06378: Nili Buttes and Mesas
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: MOC2-784
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Original Caption Released with Image:

11 July 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows small buttes and irregular mesas on the floor of a crater in the Nili Fossae region of Mars. Considerable erosion in the Nili Fossae region has exposed layered rocks and stripped materials away, revealing long-buried landforms and more ancient landscapes. This image is located near 24.3N, 279.8W. It covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-07-11