PIA07889: Lycus Sulci Terrain
 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 1230 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1076
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA07889.tif (1.03 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA07889.jpg (166.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

29 April 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a small mountain in the Lycus Sulci region, northwest of the Olympus Mons volcano. Dark streaks, probably caused by avalanching and flow of extremely dry dust, have formed on the mountain's slopes. The various ridged and grooved textures in this scene were formed by wind erosion.

Location near: 22.6N, 145.5W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2005-04-29