NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows dust-covered lava flows on the lowermost south flank of Olympus Mons on Mars taken on October 12, 2006. One leveed lava channel disappears into a thick, pitted and cratered dust mantle.

27 November 2006
Dust-covered lava flows on the lowermost south flank of Olympus Mons are captured in this 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) wide Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) view acquired during northern summer on 12 October 2006. One leveed lava channel just south (below) the center left of the image disappears into a thick, pitted and cratered dust mantle. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left/upper left. The image is located near 13.8°N, 134.1°W. North is toward the top/upper right.

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