PIA08470: Side-by-Side
 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:  836 x 1489 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1466
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08470.tif (1.246 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08470.jpg (102.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

18 May 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows neighboring networks of gullies in the northwest wall of a south middle-latitude crater west of Hellas Planitia. The faint crisscrossing streaks, also observed on the wall of the crater, are evidence of passing dust devils, a common phenomenon in this region. The gullies might have formed by erosion caused by running water, mixed with debris.

Location near: 16.4N, 92.6W
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:
2006-05-18