PIA06363: Sulci Gordii
 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 1254 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-776
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06363.tif (1.05 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06363.jpg (166.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

3 July 2004
The Sulci Gordii are a grouping of ridges -- almost like small, rocky mountains -- located east of the giant volcano, Olympus Mons. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a 3 km (1.9 mi) -wide portion of the Sulci Gordii region. The rugged hills and mountains have been mantled by a blanket of fine dust. Ripple-like dunes in the troughs between each hill or mountain have also been covered with dust, indicating that they are inactive in the present martian environment. This image is located near 21.2N, 124.2W. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-07-03