PIA08798: Ganges Quagmire
 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 2952 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1598
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08798.tif (6.052 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08798.jpg (618.9 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

27 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark-toned, windblown sands and ripples, surrounding a light-toned hill, interpreted to be sedimentary rock, in Ganges Chasma. Ganges Chasma is part of the giant Valles Marineris trough system on Mars.

Location near: 8.6S, 46.1W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper right
Season: Southern Autumn

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

Image Addition Date:
2006-09-27