PIA03925: Platy Flows
 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 1197 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1110
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03925.tif (1.002 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03925.jpg (221.5 kB)

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2 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows some of the platy flow material in the Zephyria region of Mars. The materials have impact craters in them, suggesting that they are composed of solid rock rather than ice. Some investigators have proposed that these materials are part of a vast ice-covered lake or sea, but the impact craters formed in the material suggest that it is not ice. Other investigators have cited evidence for an origin by very fluid lavas; some of the evidence includes small volcanoes scattered throughout the region.

Location near: 3.7S, 195.5W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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