PIA03941: Inverted Channels
 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:  1024 x 1298 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03941.tif (1.331 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03941.jpg (216.7 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

10 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a complex of overlapping, inverted channels in a fan exposed by erosion, then mantled by dust, in the Aeolis region of Mars. Aeolis exhibits an abundance of inverted channels and fan-shaped forms, largely created by a liquid such as water, and then preserved in layered, sedimentary rock that has been subsequently eroded by wind.

Location near: 4.6S, 205.3W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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