PIA04166: Valley Crossing

Valley Crossing


24 August 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows the walls and floor of a valley in the western Memnonia region of Mars. The finely-textured ridges and pits found on the valley walls and upland outside of the valley were formed by wind erosion.

Location near : 487.5°S, 155.8°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 Grayscale
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2005-08-24
Date in Caption 2005-08-24
Image Credit NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04166
Identifier PIA04166