PIA08082: Martian Blanket
 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:  1024 x 2912 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1437
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08082.tif (2.985 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08082.jpg (473.7 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

19 April 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a contact between terrain which is completely mantled by a smooth-surfaced material -- perhaps dust -- and a rugged, cratered surface that is only partially dust-covered in the Noachis Terra region of Mars. The smooth-surfaced material likely once covered this entire scene, but has been slowly eroded away to reveal the underlying, older surface.

Location near: 27.8S, 338.8W
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:
2006-04-19