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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-784
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06378.tif (678.3 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06378.jpg (165.7 kB)

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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

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