PIA02691: East Cerberus
 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:  1024 x 1860 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1391
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA02691.tif (1.907 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA02691.jpg (281.7 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

4 March 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a landscape in the eastern Cerberus region that was scoured by catastrophic floods, and later cut by a deep, dark-walled trough. The trough is radial to the Elysium volcanic region, and formed along faults in the bedrock.

Location near: 15.7N, 196.6W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-03-04