PIA06897: Zephyria Outflow Features
 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:  512 x 1488 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-866
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06897.tif (762.8 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06897.jpg (187.6 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

1 October 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows streamlined islands and a small cataract in an outflow channel system in the Zephyria region of Mars, south of Cerberus. The fluids responsible for creating these landforms flowed from the lower left (southwest) toward upper right (northeast). The fluids may have been water and mud or, some Mars scientists have argued, extremely fluid lava. The presence of a small cataract probably argues more strongly for a water and mud origin. This image is located near 3.8N, 204.7W. The picture covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from upper left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-10-01