PIA06956: Fretted Terrain
 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:  1024 x 2072 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-885
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA06956.tif (1.9 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA06956.jpg (194.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

20 October 2004
This red wide angle Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a portion of the fretted terrain north of eastern Arabia Terra. As described earlier this month in "Craters in Fretted Terrain," the fretted terrains of Mars are the broken-up, blocky areas where the heavily cratered martian highlands transition to the lightly-cratered, lower elevation, northern plains. The landforms in the top half of the picture shown here comprise a portion of the fretted terrain. This picture has a resolution of about 243 meters (266 yards) per pixel and covers an area about 248 kilometers (154 miles) wide. The long valley that runs diagonal from lower center toward right center in the bottom half of the picture is Auqakuh Vallis. This image is located near 32N, 299W, and is illuminated by sunlight from the left/lower left. Another view of landforms in the fretted terrain was featured yesterday in "Fretted Terrain Craters."

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-10-20