PIA05793: Dusty Collapse Pit
 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:  672 x 1008 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-701
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05793.tif (665.4 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05793.jpg (86.44 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

19 April 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a pit formed by collapse on the lower southeast flank of Olympus Mons. The terrain surrounding the pit, and the pit walls and floor, appear to be mantled by fine dust. The image is located near 17.2N, 138.7W. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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