PIA07279: Ganges Rocks and Sand
 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 1815 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-974
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07279.tif (1.434 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07279.jpg (167.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

17 January 2004
The top half of this Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows wind-eroded remnants of sedimentary rock outcrops in Ganges Chasma, one of the troughs of the Valles Marineris system. The lower half shows a thick accumulation of dark, windblown sand. The image covers an area about 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the upper left. These features are located near 7.6S, 49.4W.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-01-17