PIA04784: Flows of Olympus
 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:  512 x 768 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04784.tif (393.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04784.jpg (95.52 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-506, 7 October 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a series of dust-covered, overlapping lava flows on the lower southeast flank of the giant martian volcano, Olympus Mons. Leveed channels are abundant; they were the conduits through which molten lava was transported down the length of each flow. This picture is located near 14.3N, 132.3W, and covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide. The image is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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