PIA08458: Acheron Trough
 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 1476 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1460
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08458.tif (1.513 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08458.jpg (210.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

12 May 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a portion of the floor and wall of a trough in the Acheron Fossae region of Mars. Mass movements of dry dust, which appears to mantle much of the scene, have created the dark slope streaks on the wall of the trough.

Location near: 37.5N, 131.0W
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:
2006-05-12