PIA03987: East Tharsis Pit Chain
 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:  2048 x 2816 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1145
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA03987.tif (5.773 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA03987.jpg (916.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

7 July 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a 1.5 meters per pixel (~5 ft/pixel) view of a chain of collapse pits fomed among dust-mantled lava flows in the eastern Tharsis region of Mars.

Location near: 16.0N, 93.1W
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:
2005-07-07