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Martian Valley
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Martian Valley

May 29, 2005

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a portion of a martian valley, perhaps long, long ago carved by a liquid such as water, in northern Terra Cimmeria. The channel that might have once run down through the valley is no longer visible; the floor is covered with large, light-toned, windblown ripples.

Location near: 5.7°S, 227.6°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: upper left

Season: Southern Winter