PIA08486: Breaking Trail
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 996 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1473
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Original Caption Released with Image:

25 May 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies in the north wall of a crater south of Proctor Crater in Noachis Terra. To form, the gullies might have required liquid water. Dark streaks cutting across the scene were formed by passing dust devils.

Location near: 51.4S, 331.4W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-05-25