PIA03639: Mars at Ls 341: Acidalia/Mare Erythraeum
 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:  640 x 640 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1310
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03639.tif (411.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03639.jpg (22.49 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

13 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.

Season: Northern Winter/Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-12-13