PIA05458: Boulder Tracks
 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:  903 x 1355 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-649
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05458.tif (1.225 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05458.jpg (285.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

27 February 2004
On some fine-grained martian slopes, rolling boulders make tracks. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows an example of boulder tracks on a crater wall near 35.8S, 158.5W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper right; the 150 m scale bar is also about 492 feet long.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-02-27