NASA Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter Image: Gullies with Characteristics of Water-Carved Channels

Status Report From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2007


False-color image of gully channels in a crater in the southern highlands of Mars, taken by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

The gullies emanating from the rocky cliffs near the crater's rim (upper left) show meandering and braided patterns typical of water-carved channels. North is approximately up and illumination is from the left; scale, 26 centimeters per pixel.

A link to the full HiRISE image that includes this view is online at

Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

High resolution (19Mb JPEG)

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