PIA07887: Meridiani Complexity
 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 1408 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1074
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07887.tif (2.887 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07887.jpg (770.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

27 April 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a high resolution view of a surface composed almost entirely of eroded, exposed sedimentary rock in the Sinus Meridiani region of Mars. If one could vacuum up all of the dark sand and dust that covers the rocks at the Mars Exploration Rover, Opportunity, site, one might find a surface similar to that shown here. Note, just right of center, the occurrence of a circular feature. This is the site of a filled and buried meteor impact crater. Filled and buried craters are common among the sedimentary rocks of the Meridiani region.

Location near: 1.5N, 359.4W
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:
2005-04-27