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Lycus Sulci December 2, 2005

Posted by jtintle in JPL, Mars, Mars Global Surveyor, NASA, Space Fotos.
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Medium-sized view of MGS MOC Picture of the Day, updated daily
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows dark slope streaks formed on dust-mantled mountains of the Lycus Sulci region, west of the giant volcano, Olympus Mons. Despite their fluid-like appearance, dark slope streaks form in very dry dust.
Location near: 18.3°N, 142.4°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season: Northern Winter
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