Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera
Dark Slope Streaks on Elysium Basin Buttes
MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-160, 19 July 1999
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These two buttes in the Elysium Basin exhibit many
small dark streaks on their slopes. Each streak is the result of
landsliding. Darker streaks appear to be younger than
the brighter ones. Some of the small lumps at the base of these
slopes (e.g., upper right) are big boulders.
This Mars Global Surveyor Mars Orbiter Camera image
was taken in April 1998, and is illuminated from the lower right.
Malin Space Science Systems and the California Institute of Technology
built the MOC using spare hardware from the Mars Observer mission. MSSS
operates the camera from its facilities in San Diego, CA. The Jet Propulsion
Laboratory's Mars Surveyor Operations Project operates the Mars Global Surveyor
spacecraft with its industrial partner, Lockheed Martin Astronautics, from
facilities in Pasadena, CA and Denver, CO.
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