PIA08085: Olympica Fossae
 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:  1672 x 3490 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1438
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08085.tif (5.842 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08085.jpg (690.5 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

20 April 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a complex pattern of intersecting and overlapping troughs in the Olympica Fossae region of northern Tharsis. Some combination of floods, lava flows, and faulting/tectonic activity contributed to this scene, followed by mantling by dust. Dark streaks on slopes in the troughs were formed by dust avalanches.

Location near: 24.8N, 114.8W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-04-20