PIA08571: Malea Patera
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 973 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1510
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Original Caption Released with Image:

1 July 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dusty terrain near the west rim of Malea Patera, located southwest of Hellas Planitia. The circular feature near the left (west) edge of the image is a filled and partially exhumed (and nearly inverted) impact crater which still shows a well-defined, raised rim. The dark streaks that run across the scene are tracks left by passing spring and summertime dust devils-a common occurrence in this area.

Location near: 63.4S, 312.5W
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:
2006-07-01