PIA08627: Syrian Volcano
 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 1808 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1532
 Primary Data Set:  Cassini
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08627.tif (1.853 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08627.jpg (538 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

23 July 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a small volcano in the Syria Planum region of Mars. Today, the lava flows that compose this small volcano are nearly hidden by a mantle of rough-textured, perhaps somewhat cemented, dust. The light-toned streaks that cross the scene were formed by passing dust devils, a common occurrence in Syria.

Location near: 13.0S, 102.6W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-07-23