PIA01889: Sharp View of Gullies in Southern Winter
 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:  2048 x 3108 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1609
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA01889.tif (6.372 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA01889.jpg (1.259 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

20 November 2006
Crisp details in a suite of mid-latitude gullies on a crater wall are captured in this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) view obtained in southern winter on 12 October 2006. During southern winter, shadows are more pronounced and the atmosphere is typically quite clear. These gullies, which may have formed in relatively recent martian history by erosion caused by flowing, liquid water, are located in a crater on the east rim of Newton Crater near 40.4S, 155.3W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; the crater rim is on the right side of the image, the crater floor is on the left. North is toward the top/upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-11-20