PIA08794: Mesa with Apron
 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 2880 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1594
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08794.tif (2.952 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08794.jpg (598.1 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

23 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a mesa and an impact grater just east of Phlegra Montes. The mesa is the eroded remnant of a once more extensive terrain. An apron of material surrounds the mesa.

Location near: 38.5N, 193.4W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Spring

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-09-23