PIA07040: Charitum Montes
 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:  2367 x 714 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-906
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07040.tif (5.073 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07040.jpg (1.185 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

10 November 2004
This is a perspective view of the Charitum Montes, the mountain range that bounds southern Argyre Planitia, created by combining red and blue Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) wide angle images with topography from the MGS Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). Carbon dioxide frost coats some of the hills, craters, and mountainsides in this southern springtime image. The picture is located near 57S, 43W. North is toward the top, south toward the bottom. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the upper left. The area shown is about 355 km (220 miles) wide. A smaller portion of this image was previously released in July 2003 as "Frosty Mountains."

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-11-10