PIA07050: Channel in Kasei
 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:  2048 x 3200 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-910
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07050.tif (6.56 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07050.jpg (1.689 MB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

14 November 2004
The Kasei Valles are a suite of very large, ancient outflow channels. This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a portion of the youngest channel system in the Kasei Valles. Torrents of mud, rocks, and water carved this channel as flow was constricted through a narrow portion of the valley. Layers exposed by the erosion that created the channel can be seen in its walls. This 1.4 meters (5 feet) per pixel image is located near 21.1N, 72.6W. The picture covers an area approximately 3 km (1.9 mi) across. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2004-11-14