Mars Global Surveyor
Mars Orbiter Camera

Daedalia Flow

MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1117, 9 June 2005

NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a portion of a lava flow in the Daedalia Planum region of Mars, south of the volcano, Arsia Mons. Daedalia Planum is known for its abundance of ancient, long, lava flows.
Location near: 22.7°S, 116.9°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring

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