PIA02295: Gullied Depression
 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 1104 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1385
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02295.tif (742.9 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02295.jpg (162 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

26 February 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies formed in the wall of a depression located on the floor of Rabe Crater west of the giant impact basin, Hellas Planitia. Gullies such as these are common features on Mars, but the process by which they are formed is not fully understood. The debate centers on the role and source of fluids in the genesis of these features.

Location near: 44.1S, 325.9W
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:
2006-02-26