PIA05498: Cerberus Fossae Trough
 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:  1024 x 1536 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-656
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05498.tif (1.481 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05498.jpg (175.2 kB)

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This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a trough in the Cerberus region of Mars formed by faults as the crust in this area was pulled apart. The trough walls and floor have a few large boulders on them, and some large windblown ripples are also present. The image is located near 9.1N, 197.1W, and 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

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