PIA06744: Scene from Ius
 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:  MOC2-805
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06744.tif (835 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06744.jpg (84.32 kB)

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1 August 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows landforms in southeastern Ius Chasma, part of the Valles Marineris trough system. Near the top of the image are light-toned rock outcrops; at the bottom center is a small butte--the remnant of some formerly more extensive rock unit. The lower two thirds of the picture is dominated by dark, windblown sand dunes. The image is located near 8.7S, 79.2W, and covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the terrain from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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