PIA07844: Fretted Terrain Mass Movement
 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 1224 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1065
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07844.tif (1.025 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07844.jpg (216.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

18 April 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the results of a small mass movement in a fretted terrain valley in the Coloe Fossae region of Mars (see upper right quarter of the image). The term, mass movement, is usually applied to landslides, although it is unclear in this case whether the landform resulted from a single, catastrophic landslide, or the slow creep of ice-rich debris.

Location near: 35.3N, 303.1W
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:
2005-04-18