PIA07313: Ascraeus Pits
 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 3112 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-988
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07313.tif (6.38 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07313.jpg (872 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

31 January 2004
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows collapse pits on the northern flank of the giant Tharsis shield volcano, Ascraeus Mons. Details in rock and dust are seen when this image is examined at its full, 1.5 meters (5 ft) per pixel resolution. Large, dark boulders occur on the floors of some of the pits, for example. This scene is located near 13.1N, 103.1W. The picture covers an area 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and is illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-01-31