Click to enlargeMars Gullies Photo

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The picture shown here was taken by the MOC narrow angle (high resolution) camera and "colorized" by applying the colors of Mars obtained by the MOC wide angle cameras. The picture shows gullies on the walls of a meteor impact crater that occurred in Newton Basin in Sirenum Terra, Mars. The picture shows gullies in a crater at 42.4S, 158.2W, exhibiting patches of wintertime frost on the crater wall, and dark-toned sand dunes on the floor. The gullies originate at a specific layer and may have formed by release of groundwater to the martian surface in geologically recent times.

This picture, from the Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) extended mission subphases E07 through E12, was acquired August 2001 through January 2002. The Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) reached Mars on 12 September 1997.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/MSSS


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