Eberswalde Delta on Mars
Date: 1 Sep 2003
This image by Mars Global Surveyor is a mosaic of Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) high resolution images acquired between August 2000 and September 2003. The area covered is 14 km (8.7 mi) wide and 19.3 km (12 mi) high; north is up and the scene is illuminated by sunlight from the left.
The picture shows the entire distributary fan. The fan is a fossil landform -- that is, it is an eroded remnant of a somewhat larger, somewhat thicker deposit. The originally loose sediment has been turned to rock and then eroded over time to present the features seen today.
Last Update: 8 Feb 2013 (AMB)
Credit: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems