PIA08109: Melas Materials
 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 2359 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1449
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08109.tif (2.418 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08109.jpg (451.3 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

1 May 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark sand dunes superposed on layered, light-toned outcrops -- interpreted to be sedimentary rocks -- in Melas Chasma. Melas Chasma is part of the enormous Valles Marineris trough system.

Location near: 11.7S, 74.6W
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:
2006-05-01