PIA10001: Gullies with Characteristics of Water-Carved Channels
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Instrument: HiRISE
Product Size: 700 x 879 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: University of Arizona/HiRise-LPL
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This image from HiRISE image PSP_003583_1425 shows gully channels in a crater in the southern highlands of Mars, taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The gullies emanating from the rocky cliffs near the crater's rim (upper left) show meandering and braided patterns typical of water-carved channels. North is approximately up and illumination is from the left; scale, 26 centimeters per pixel.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Image Addition Date:
2007-09-20