NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems
|This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows neighboring networks of gullies in the northwest wall of a south middle-latitude crater west of Hellas Planitia. The faint crisscrossing streaks, also observed on the wall of the crater, are evidence of passing dust devils, a common phenomenon in this region. The gullies might have formed by erosion caused by running water, mixed with debris.|
|Location near: 54.0°S, 337.1°W|
|Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)|
|Illumination from: upper left|
|Season: Southern Summer|
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, California. 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, California and Denver, Colorado.