PIA08460: Union
 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:  2048 x 2920 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1462
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08460.tif (5.986 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08460.jpg (563.4 kB)

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14 May 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows partially-filled collapse pits on the eastern flank of Alba Patera, a large volcano in northern Tharsis. The three pits near the bottom (south) of the image have collapsed to the point of coalescence, while the northern-most pit remains largely a separate entity.

Location near: 38.5N, 103.8W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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