This is one of the highest-resolution images ever obtained from Mars and is one of the new additions to the online gallery. The picture shows gullies in a crater in the Newton Basin.
Courtesy of NASA/JPL
Oodles of New Pictures Land in Martian Photo Album!
News story originally written on October 8, 2002
Take a look at some new pictures from Mars! More than 18,000 pictures, including this one, were just added to a big online photo album of pictures taken by the Mars Global Surveyor. This makes a total of more than 100,000 pictures from Global Surveyor!
The Global Surveyor was launched in November 1996 and it entered the Martian orbit in September 1997. Since then, Global Surveyor has studied the surface, atmosphere, and interior of Mars.
The new group of pictures was taken between August 2001 and January 2002 and includes pictures of huge dust storms, deep gullies, dark sand dunes, and frost on the South Pole!
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