19 November 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows deep gullies cut into the wall of a south mid-latitude crater. Erosion has exposed layers in the upper wall of the crater; it is possible that groundwater seeping through a layer or layers in the wall led to the genesis of the gullies. The banked nature of the gully channels suggests that a liquid was involved.
Location near: 35.5°S, 194.8°W
Image width: width: ~2 km (~1.2 mi)
Illumination from: upper left
Season: Southern Spring