PIA08668: Weepy Crater
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 908 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: Malin Space Science Systems
Producer ID: MOC2-1552
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Original Caption Released with Image:

11 August 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies -- all of which head at the same level -- on a south mid-latitude crater wall. At the 6 meters (~20 feet) per pixel scale at which this image was obtained, the gullies almost appear as if they are the product of a "weeping layer," a porous layer of rock through which a liquid such as water may have percolated until it came to the martian surface at this crater wall, then flowed downslope, toward the crater floor.

Location near: 34.0S, 208.4W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-08-12