PIA03930: Chain of Pits
 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 1041 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1116
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03930.tif (871.4 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03930.jpg (68.94 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

8 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a chain of pits associated with dust-covered lava flows in northern Tharsis. The pits formed along a fault; some of the flows may have erupted along this same fault.

Location near: 23.4N, 110.6W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-06-08