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 (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-814
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06802.tif (672.6 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06802.jpg (108.6 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-08-10