PIA05707: Gullies in Crater
 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:  1250 x 1875 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-684
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05707.tif (2.346 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05707.jpg (528.3 kB)

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2 April 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies in the wall of a large southern mid-latitude impact crater located near 39.8S, 202.0W. The gullies might have formed by transport of water and sediment down these crater slopes. Alternatively, a fluid other than water may have been involved (e.g., carbon dioxide), but most investigators agree that water is most likely. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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