PIA05806: Columbus Wall Outcrop
 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:  2048 x 3072 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-707
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA05806.tif (5.815 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA05806.jpg (638.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

25 April 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows light-toned, somewhat layered rock outcrops on the north wall of Columbus Crater, located near 28.7S, 166.3W. This material is a remnant of a formerly more extensive light-toned unit that extended across the floor of Columbus. Today, remnants are found all around the walls of the crater, and at least one small remnant has been spotted on the crater floor. The picture 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:
2004-04-25