PIA03631: Banded Argyre
 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 1934 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1309
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03631.tif (1.301 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03631.jpg (213.6 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

12 December 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a banded surface in Argyre Planitia, the second largest impact basin in the martian southern hemisphere. The bands are the erosional expression of layered, perhaps sedimentary, rock.

Location near: 55.8S, 45.4W
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:
2005-12-12