PIA04148: Rugged Terrain

Rugged Terrain


15 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows rugged terrain in the Nestus Valles portion of northern Memnonia. Wind erosion has scoured the landscape. Dust, deposited after the wind erosion occurred, mantles the scene. Dark streaks have formed by avalanching of the fine, dry dust on some of the slopes in the region.

Location near : 6.8°S, 158.5°W
Image width : width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from : lower 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 Dust, Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-08-15
Date in Caption 2005-08-15
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04148
Identifier PIA04148