PIA04146: Martian Gullies

Martian Gullies


13 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows gullies cut into layered rock and debris on the wall of a south middle-latitude crater. Gullies such as these are common at middle latitudes and may have required water to form.

Location near : 41.1°S, 204.8°W
Image width : width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : upper left
Season : Southern Spring

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Mars
System Mars
Target Type Planet
Mission Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Instrument Host Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Host Type Orbiter
Instrument Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC)
Extra Keywords Crater, Grayscale, Water
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-08-13
Date in Caption 2005-08-13
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04146
Identifier PIA04146