PIA08025: Partially-Filled Valley
 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:  672 x 1224 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1417
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08025.tif (823.6 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08025.jpg (130.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

30 March 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a valley which has become partially-filled with material. It is located west of Hellas Planitia. The valley, entering the scene from the east (right), turns toward the southwest (lower left) and splits to form a "V." Partially-filled depressions are common throughout the scene, including the circular feature near the top of the image. In each such case, the filling material is probably the remains of a material that once covered the entire scene.

Location near: 48.4S, 318.1W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-03-30