PIA08800: Autumn Gullies
 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:  601 x 1497 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Malin Space Science Systems
 Producer ID:  MOC2-1600
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA08800.tif (900.9 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA08800.jpg (120.4 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

29 September 2006
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies and cracked and stressed gully apron deposits in a south mid-latitude crater. Gullies can also be seen in the deep shadow on the north wall of the crater. These gullies might have formed by the erosive action of liquid water, sometime in the not-too-distant martian past.

Location near: 36.7S, 206.2W
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:
2006-09-29