PIA04978: Sediments of Ophir
 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:  601 x 902 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA04978.tif (542.9 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA04978.jpg (92.4 kB)

Click on the image above to download a moderately sized image in JPEG format (possibly reduced in size from original)

Original Caption Released with Image:
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-579, 19 December 2003

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image, acquired in December 2003, shows light-toned sedimentary rocks (bottom half of image) and dark-toned sand dunes and ripples (top half of image). The light-toned, wind-eroded rocks are formed of ancient sediments; while the dark-toned, wind-blown dunes and ripples are modern sediments. This picture is located in Ophir Chasma near 4.4S, 71.1W. The image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date: