PIA05185: High-resolution View of Gullies
 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:  2033 x 3049 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-603
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05185.tif (6.205 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05185.jpg (1.385 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

12 January 2004
One goal of the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) extended mission is to examine middle- and polar-latitude gullies at the highest resolutions available to MOC. This image, at 1.5 meters (5 feet) per pixel, shows several gullies carved into the material covering the wall of an old meteor impact crater near 46.7S, 162.3W. Large boulders that have come down the slopes are present among the gullies and their aprons. The image covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide; sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-01-12