Tharsis Flood Features
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Tharsis Flood Features

July 20, 2005

This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows channels carved by catastrophic floods in the Tharsis region of Mars. This area is located northwest of the volcano, Jovis Tholus, and east of the large martian volcano, Olympus Mons. The terrain is presently mantled with fine dust.

Location near: 20.8°N, 118.8°W

Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)

Illumination from: lower left

Season: Northern Autumn

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