PIA03585: South Mid-latitude Gullies
 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:  1536 x 2003 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1286
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03585.tif (3.08 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03585.jpg (542.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

19 November 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows deep gullies cut into the wall of a south mid-latitude crater. Erosion has exposed layers in the upper wall of the crater; it is possible that groundwater seeping through a layer or layers in the wall led to the genesis of the gullies. The banked nature of the gully channels suggests that a liquid was involved.

Location near: 35.5S, 194.8W
Image width: width: ~2 km (~1.2 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-11-19