PIA03644: Marte Vallis
 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:  836 x 1838 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1313
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03644.tif (1.538 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03644.jpg (274.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

16 December 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the results of catastrophic flooding in Marte Vallis, Mars. Marte is the Spanish word for Mars. Many of the major valleys on the red planet are named for the word for "Mars" in the various languages of Earth. This image shows just a very small portion of the hundreds-of-kilometers-long Marte Vallis system.

Location near: 17.4N, 174.7
Image width: width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-12-16