Detail View: NASA Planetary Photo Journal Collection: Olympica Fossae

Title: 
Olympica Fossae
Original Caption Released with Image: 
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-500, 1 October 2003 This 500th Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) captioned release shows some of the complex flow and channel features of the Olympica Fossae region in northern Tharsis. The story of the Olympica Fossae is still emerging and continues to be puzzling. There is evidence in the Olympica Fossae channels that a fluid with the physical properties of water may have been involved in creating some of the erosional forms, but there are also flow features suggestive of lava or mud in the region. Regardless, the Olympica Fossae almost always yield a very pretty and interesting MOC high resolution image. This picture is located near 24.5°N, 115.4°W. The area shown is 3 km (1.9 mi) wide and illuminated by sunlight from the lower left.
Image Credit: 
NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
Produced By: 
Malin Space Science Systems
Mission: 
Mars Global Surveyor (MGS)
Spacecraft: 
Mars Global Surveyor Orbiter
Target Name: 
Mars
Is a satellite of: 
Sol (our sun)
Instrument: 
Mars Orbiter Camera
Product Size: 
605 samples x 907 lines
facet_what: 
Fossae
facet_where: 
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
facet_when: 
October 2003
facet_when_year: 
2003
Image #: 
PIA04774
UID: 
SPD-PHOTJ-PIA04774
original url: 
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA04774