PIA07473: Exhumed Flows
 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 1289 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1029
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07473.tif (874.5 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07473.jpg (211.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

13 March 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows exhumation of flow surfaces from beneath a material that was eroded by wind in the Cerberus/Zephyria region. The origin of the flow material has been a subject of debate among Mars scientists; it may have been very fluid lava or mud flows. In either case the material was buried for some time.

Location near: 34.2N, 207.9W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-03-13