PIA06802: Mid-latitude Gully Features
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: 669 x 1004 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-814
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10 August 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image, acquired in March 2004, shows gullies formed in the wall of a south middle-latitude crater wall near 39.7S, 208.6W. The banked, curved nature of the channels in each gully are among the key indicators that a fluid, such as liquid water, may have been required to form them. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left.

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NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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