PIA08747: Embaying Flow
 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:  672 x 1246 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1582
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08747.tif (838.4 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08747.jpg (168.7 kB)

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11 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark lava flows that have embayed -- flowed up against and into -- higher, more rugged terrain in the Cyclopia/Aethiopis region of Mars (southwest of Cerberus). Because they are relatively dark, these flows might have very little dust mantling them; these might be among the youngest lava flows on the planet. Nevertheless, the flow material does have a few small impact craters that formed in its surface, indicating that it is not extremely young.

Location near 6.0N, 220.0W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

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