PIA06972: Autumn in Argyre
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 922 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-891
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Original Caption Released with Image:

26 October 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows terrain in northwestern Argyre Planitia during southern autumn in August 2004. Several mesas stand high above a rippled plain. Argyre is a very ancient and heavily modified impact basin. The ripple patterns were probably formed from windblown sediment. This image is located near 47.1S, 45.6W. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-10-26