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Looking Into a Trough
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Looking Into a Trough

May 31, 2005

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a high resolution view of the floor and walls of a trough located west of the Elysium Mons volcano. The trough cuts through layered and dust-mantled rock. Large boulders and windblown ripples, mostly covered with a blanket of dust, can be seen on the trough floor.

Location near: 21.2°N, 222.4°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: lower left

Season: Northern Summer



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