PIA08070: Inverted Channels
 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 1969 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1431
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08070.tif (1.648 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08070.jpg (279.2 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

13 April 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows ridges exposed by erosion in the Aeolis region of Mars. The curved and crisscrossing ridges were once channels in a fan of sediment deposited in the Aeolis lowlands. The channels were more resistant to wind erosion than the surrounding materials, so today they are left standing as ridges rather than valleys.

Location near: 6.1S, 209.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Southern Summer

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-04-13