PIA03951: Olympica Fossae Landforms
 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:  1254 x 1969 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1123
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03951.tif (2.472 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03951.jpg (317.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

15 June 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a portion of the enigmatic valley of the Olympica Fossae region. Unknown is whether water, lava, or mud, or some combination of these things, once poured through the valley system.

Location near: 24.2N, 115.7W
Image width: ~2 km (~1.2 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-06-15