PIA03619: Gullied Crater
 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 1764 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1302
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03619.tif (1.187 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03619.jpg (278.7 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

5 December 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies formed in the walls of an impact crater. Such gullies might result from seepage and runoff of groundwater; others have suggested snowmelt might be involved, although there is no evidence for snow at this location.

Location near: 35.7S, 207.6W
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-12-05