PIA05711: Gullies in Crater Wall
 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:  836 x 3369 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-688
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05711.tif (2.82 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05711.jpg (416.6 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

6 April 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies in the wall of a large impact crater in Newton Basin near 41.9S, 158.1W. Such gullies may have formed by downslope movement of wet debris--i.e., water. Unfortunately, because the responsible fluid (if there was one) is no longer present today, only the geomorphology of the channels and debris aprons can be used to deduce that water might have been involved. 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

Image Addition Date:
2004-04-06